You may find the following additional materials useful when preparing to talk with patients about risk for injury and gun safety.
Prevent Firearm Suicide is a new resource from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence that presents firearm suicide interventions, resources, and data, focusing on a multilevel approach for suicide prevention.
The FACTS Consortium allows you to discover data, papers, and reports on firearm injury among children and teens.
The book Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis, edited by Daniel W. Webster and Jon S. Vernick, with a foreword by Michael R. Bloomberg, contains research summaries and policy recommendations from the world’s leading experts on gun violence. It is available here in its entirety.
In Our Lane is a new podcast from the AMA that discusses public health measures for reducing firearm injury and death. CME credit is available.
For administrators, instructors, and practitioners in health care fields, the Consortium for Risk Based Firearm Policy's report, Breaking Through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention, provides recommendations for lethal means safety counseling and how to incorporate it into healthcare education and practice.
This summary of a 2018 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convening discusses the research needed and the evidence and best practices for health care provider and health system involvement in reducing firearm injuries and deaths.