Firearm Safety: A call to action

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 30, 2023

The purpose of this activity is to present information regarding gun violence to increase awareness and knowledge of the UPMC Health Plan clinical staff to ensure they are prepared to best meet the needs of members they work with.

Target Audience

ISD Clinical Staff

Learning Objectives

1.  Describe the problem of gun violence

2.  Identify proven effective interventions

3.  Summarize the role of UPMC Health Plan clinical staff in gun violence prevention 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/30/2023 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/30/2023 - 10:00am EDT

Program begins at 9:00am ends at 10:00am.  Total Education Time = 1 Hour(s)




9:00 – 9:20am

Review of data highlighting the impact of gun violence

Deborah Moss, MD, MPH

9:20 – 9:40am

Review and discussion of identified effective interventions

Deborah Moss, MD, MPH

9;40 – 10:00am

Discussion of the role of Health Plan clinical staff in relationship to prevention of gun violence

Deborah Moss, MD, MPH

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Deborah Moss, MD, MPH

Deborah Moss MD, MPH is a pediatrician with extensive experience designing and evaluating interventions to improve the quality of care for underserved populations. As faculty in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics for the past 20 years, she has focused on improving pediatric care through leadership in education, translation of evidence into practice, and training of pediatric providers. In her more recent role as pediatric medical director at UPMC Health Plan, she has used this experience to provide clinical guidance to help design pediatric care management and payment reform programs directed at improving health outcomes for CHIP- and Medicaid-enrolled members.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour(s).

CCM CE will not be provided or this educational offering.

This activity is eligible for endorsed credit for UPMC Health Plan EMTs and Paramedics.  Complete ETHOS course work, obtain the attendance certificate, and submit to EMS governing body for 1 CE credit(s).

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit(s).

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

NOTE:  Paramedic/EMT CE is approved for any activity in which ANCC (nursing CE) is approved.  This is per Heather Bogdon and Christie Hempfling

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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