Dawn M. Adams is a
Nurse Practitioner fighting
for affordable healthcare, quality education, and a
clean, sustainable environment for all
Dr. Dawn M. Adams is serving her first term in the Virginia House of Delegates representing District 68 (City of Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield).
Prior to serving as Delegate, Dawn has dedicated her career to serving her community, solving problems, and improving lives. For more than 20 years, Dawn has lived and worked in Richmond as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, access to care researcher, health advocate and most recently, she served as the Director for the Office of Integrated Health for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).
Dawn grew up in a home dedicated to public service. At a young age, Dawn learned the importance of community with her mother working a registered nurse and her father serving as a Captain in the US Coast Guard and working as a Search & Rescue pilot. At age 17, Dawn left for college, and has since received degrees from four Virginia public universities. She has an unparalleled work ethic, often working more than one job, or working and attending school at the same time. Since becoming a nurse practitioner, she has been a pioneer in every role and job she’s held.
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Dawn has dedicated her career to serving her community, solving problems, and improving lives.
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The purpose of analyzing school-related gun violence is to see if there are any patterns that would suggest places to start when addressing gun-related violence in the school setting. There have been many calls to action to answer the various shooting incidents; however, as a legislator, I could find little analysis identifying any root causes beyond the speculative: access to guns, mental health issues, poverty, violent films and video games, social media, etc.
It is my hope that armed with more facts, we can make substantive changes to make our children feel safe again. In the end, if we, as members of the General Assembly asked better questions and had reasonable conversations as a result of this information, I believe we will be able to enact sound public policy that has nothing to do with a party affiliation and everything to do with people.