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Increases in Actual Health Care Costs and Claims After Firearm Injury
This study looks at the burden of firearm injury on the health care system.External Resource
End Family Fire
Resources and recommendations on how to prevent a family fire- a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun in the home that results in injury or death.
Safe Firearm Storage: A Call for Research Informed by Firearm Stakeholders
A call to action for needed research informed by firearm stakeholders to help clinicians make acceptable, adoptable recommendations of ways to safely store firearms and reduce risk of injury and mortality.External Resource
Physicians and Firearms
Part one of an online course covering the epidemiology of gun violence. The curriculum is developed by medical students to bridge the gap in medical education to address gun violence as a public health epidemic.
California Public Opinion On Health Professionals Talking With Patients About Firearms
Public opinion on whether or not health professionals should discuss firearm safety with their patients varies. This study using data from the 2018 California Safety and Wellbeing Survey found that most Californians felt that firearm safety discussions with health professionals could be useful in some instances, particularly for patients with risk factors for firearm-related harm.PDF
Safe Storage Infographic
Print this handout on safe firearm storage and send it home with patientsExternal Resource
Breaking Through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention
An overview of barriers and recommendations on lethal means safety training for clinicians.
Preventing Suicide Through Better Firearm Safety Policy in the United States
This article summarizes arguments for several recommended statutory modifications to firearm restrictions at the state level for suicide prevention.Peer-Reviewed Article
Suicide risk and firearm ownership and storage behavior in a large military sample
An examination of firearm storage and suicide risk in a large nonclinical sample of military service members.Peer-Reviewed Article
Who are the owners of firearms used in adolescent suicides?
A report on the source of firearms used in adolescent suicides examined using data from CDC's National Violent Injury Statistics System.External Resource
Mass Murder with Firearms: Incidents and Victims, 1999-2013
A congressional report analyzing mass shootings for a 15-year period (1999-2013) by Krouse, J. W., & Richardson, J. D.
2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report
A report addressing firearm suicide in the veteran population in the U.S. up until 2017.