New and Noteworthy in the Field of Violence Prevention

June 20, 2019 Kaiser Permanente announced funding for three clinical research studies for  addressing root causes of firearm injury.

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June 19, 2019 The Joyce Foundation reported on a survey of researchers in violence prevention, crime policy, and public health about evidence-informed strategies for firearm violence prevention.

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June 10, 2019 The Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium published a Consensus-Driven Research Agenda for preventing firearm injuries in children and adolescents in JAMA Pediatrics.

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April 26, 2019 UC Davis psychiatrist Dr. Amy Barnhorst discussed the difficulties of suicide prevention and the need to address root causes of America's suicide problem in the New York Times.

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February 15, 2019 National leaders in health care--representing 43 medical and injury prevention organizations and the American Bar Association--gathered in Chicago for a summit to identify opportunities for collaboration on a "consensus-based, apolitical approach to firearm injury prevention."

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December 26, 2018 New research from the Rand Corporation explores strengths and weaknesses of statistical methods for estimating effects of state firearm laws on firearm deaths.

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December 20, 2018 Brooks-Russell, et al., published research on the potential of engaging law enforcement agencies in suicide prevention efforts and barriers to agencies providing temporary firearm storage in AJPH.

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December 13, 2018 The American Medical Association released new free Continuing Medical Education for health care providers on preventing firearm injury and death.

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November 9, 2018 Researchers from the CDC reported on firearm homicides and suicides in major metropolitan areas, saying that "understanding the patterns, characteristics, and impact of firearm violence is an important factor in preventing injuries and deaths."

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November 1, 2018 Recent research from Zeoli, et al., published in the American Journal of Epidemiology looked at the association between the strength of firearm regulations for domestic violence offenders and intimate partner homicide.

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October 29, 2018 Research published in JAMA Pediatrics examined nine years of data on firearm injuries among children in the US and found a mean annual cost associated with those injuries of $270 million.

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August 28, 2018   In an editorial published in JAMA, three experts in firearm violence comment on the Global Mortality From Firearms, 1990-2016 report, calling firearm-related deaths a "major public health problem" and citing that real progress to reduce the problem "will depend on sustained action from governments in both research and policy."

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August 23, 2018   A new article in the American Journal of Injury Prevention reports that 1/3 of American Veterans store at least one firearm loaded and unlocked. View the article or read an overview of the findings.

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June 19, 2018   Annals of Internal Medicine published Firearm Involvement in Violent Victimization and Mental Health: An Observational Study by Kagawa et al.

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May 25, 2018   Paula Span covers recent work by Betz, et al. in In Elderly Hands, Firearms Can Be Even Deadlier.  

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May 8, 2018   In Firearms and Dementia: Clinical Considerations, Betz, et al. discuss options and recommendations regarding firearm access for persons with dementia.

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