Firearm injury prevention: Is progress in the details?

Author Julia Schleimer has contributed this blog post that articulates with the Original Article: Firearm Ownership in California: A Latent Class Analysis Julia Schleimer is a Research Analyst at the University of California, Violence Prevention Research Program. She received her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University. Julia’s research focuses on the social […]

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Gun Injuries and Survival: Why Neighborhood Matters

  As part of the firearms special issue, author Giovanni Circo has contributed this blog post that articulates with his Original Article: Distance to trauma centres among gunshot wound victims: identifying trauma ‘deserts’ and ‘oases’ in Detroit Giovanni Circo is an assistant professor in the Henry C Lee College of Criminal Justice at the University […]

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Location location location: the importance of injury location

As part of the firearms special issue, author Brianna Mills has contributed this blog post that articulates with her brief report Firearm assault injuries by residence and injury occurrence location. Brianna Mills is a Research Scientist at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington in the United States. Dr. Mills […]

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“Lock to Live” for firearm safety: A tool for patient-centered injury prevention

  As part of the firearms special issue, author Emmy Betz, MD, MPH (Twitter: @EmmyBetz) has contributed this blog post that articulates with her original article “Lock to Live”: Development of a firearm storage decision aid to enhance lethal means counseling and prevent suicide   “Are there usually firearms in or near your home?” This […]

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Preventing Firearm Suicide through the Social Ecological Model

As part of the firearms special issue, authors Adelyn Allchin, Vicka Chaplin, and Josh Horwitz have contributed this blog post that articulates with their Special Feature Limiting Access to Lethal Means Applying the Social Ecological Model for Firearm Suicide Prevention. Adelyn Allchin, MPH – Adelyn Allchin is the Senior Director of Public Health and Policy […]

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Treating firearm violence like a contagious disease

  Following up on a previous post by aelkhatib. When I first heard about the 1996 amendment prohibiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting research on firearm violence prevention I was very surprised. I could not believe that there was a legal mechanism that would prevent researchers from studying the causes of something […]

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Concern for prehospital care/ambulance services

I spent last week travelling in Adjumani district (located in Northern Uganda) as part of an exercise in improving the quality of immunization data through support supervision and mentor-ship. This required us as a team to visit as many of the health facilities in the district as possible. Due to the limited sources of our […]

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A Gap in Gun Violence Injury Prevention Data in the United States

Do guns make people safer? Do comprehensive back ground checks limit gun violence in the United States? Which gun violence or firearm safety interventions work in our states? What effect do right-to-carry laws have on our communities? Nine years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was on the forefront of trying to […]

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