Mental Health & Gun Violence
In 2017, our city lost 150 lives to handgun-inflicted homicide. More than half of the victims were AFrican-American males. In a community where roughly a third of the population identifies as African-American, this statistic reflects a sensitive trend.
As the co-chair of the Kansas City Health Commission, Alissia has worked with stakeholders to address gun violence, mental health, and health equity concerns. She believes Kansas City should address these public safety and public health issues by investing in prevention and improved governmental coordination.
Together, let’s put an end to this cycle of violence and senselessly lost life.
Source: KCMO.gov (PDF)