Recent DOCMS meetings have focused on firearm injury prevention as a topic of discussion and collaboration. At the December 2022 meeting, the DOCMS learned about state policy from Becky Ceartas, who is the Executive Director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV), and heard a pediatrician’s perspective from Brian Eichner, MD, on his role in preventing gun injury and death.

At their February 2023 meeting, Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead (pictured at right) discussed opportunities to intervene and prevent firearm injury in our communities.

Learn more about gun violence prevention at the North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) website here.