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Health System Interventions to Prevent Firearms Injuries and Death: Proceedings of a Workshop

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Summarizes the proceedings of a workshop focused on how healthcare systems can reduce gun violence and injuries. Discusses the impact of health systems on the reduction, ways to identify high risk individuals, health system interventions, program examples, and more. Addresses rural in several chapters, including firearm homicide and suicide rates for rural and urban areas, a VA program targeting rural veterans at risk for suicide, a study of gun behavior in Alaska Native populations, and recommendations from a rural physician.
Author(s)
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date
02/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Injuries · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Suicide and suicide prevention · Veterans · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention