Washington Firearm Tragedy Prevention – March 2023 Compiler

Seattle Children’s Hospital recently hosted a Grand Rounds presentation about the pediatrician’s role in preventing firearm fatalities:

Protect Kids, Not Guns: The Pediatrician’s Role in Preventing Firearm Fatalities
Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH, FAAP
Boston Children’s Hospital, Division of Emergency Medicine
Director, Sedation Service; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

The resources and links below are provided by the Washington Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network:

Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths in Children and Youth
Firearms are the leading cause of death in children and youth (ages 0 to 24) in the United States. Barriers to firearm access can decrease the risk to youth for firearm suicide, homicide, unintentional shooting injury, and death. This report outlines suggestions for multipronged approaches to address the worsening firearm crisis facing US youth today.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

The Impact of Gun Violence on Children and Adolescents
Firearm deaths of children and adolescents continued to rise in 2021, especially among Black youth. Read more.

Source: KFF

Gun violence in K-12 schools in the United States: moving towards a preventive (versus reactive) framework
This publication uses the core tenets of public health prevention and the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community model to present a more expansive school gun violence prevention framework that broadens the spectrum of what constitutes “school gun violence prevention.” Read here.

Source: Preventive Medicine

Firearm suicide prevention in the U.S. military: recommendations from a national summit
Firearm suicide is a significant public health issue in the U.S. military. View the ten recommendations to enhance firearm suicide prevention messaging and interventions identified in the 2022 National Summit in Military Medicine Research.

Source: Oxford Academic

Science of Firearm Injury Prevention Among Children & Teens Online Course
There are many ways to prevent firearm injuries among children and teens using evidence-based practices and policies. This course lays a broad foundation for understanding the science of pediatric firearm injury prevention and the latest research and evidence-based solutions. Learn more.

Source: Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, University of Michigan

Firearm Locking Devices Brochure
Lock It Up offers a Firearm Locking Devices brochure for information on different types of gun storage devices. (Available in multiple languages including Amharic, simplified and traditional Chinese, Marshallese, Somali, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and English).

Source: Public Health Seattle & King County

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