Our mission: A public health approach to solving firearm injury

The collective will of medicine will solve the gun violence epidemic

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TAKE A STAND.
STAND AFFIRM.

AFFIRM is the nation’s leading non-partisan network of 40,000+ healthcare professionals, public health experts, and researchers who are committed to reducing gun violence. Our mission is to reduce the American epidemic of firearm injury (over 150,000 injuries and deaths in 2017 alone) with research, evidence-based practice, and community partnerships.

  • DRIVE RESEARCH
  • DEVELOP EDUCATION
  • BUILD COMMUNITY

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CONVENTION

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Emergency Physicians is the national medical specialty society representing over 36,000 emergency physicians and the millions of patients they serve. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research, and public education.
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In Memory

Anniversary of Tamara O’Neal Shooting

On November 19th, 2018, Dr. O’Neal was shot and killed by her former fiance in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked. This tragedy will forever burn in our hearts as one of our dearest loved ones was taken in this manner.

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS UNITE

This is Our Lane Movement

On November 6, 2018, in response to a position paper on firearm injuries and death from the American College of Physicians, the National Rifle Association (NRA) fired off a tweet admonishing “self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.” Physicians — many of whom are also gun owners — quickly responded that the topics of gun violence and firearm-injury prevention are squarely within our lane.

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The American epidemic of gun violence has reached over 7.5 billion people globally

AFFIRM is empowered to represent the collective will of the nation in our efforts to curb the violence. Our mission and vision have been embraced by all who are dedicated to finding and implementing solutions, and continue to inspire and activate people to get involved.

We AFFIRM

Affirm accepts any supporter from the general public

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Emergency Medicine Technicians
  • Medical Students
  • Residents
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Gun Owners
  • Military
  • Police Officers
  • Philanthropists
  • Business Leaders
  • Fellows
  • Volunteers

AFFIRM Nation

There are no sidelines.
We are on the frontlines together.

With acts of violence occurring nearly every day across our country, no one is sitting on the sidelines. We’re all on the frontlines together. AFFIRM Nation unites people from all parts of the United States to become a part of the solution. We connect the dots by providing access to education, networks between experts and clinicians, and access to resources for the people who want to make a difference within every community.

Your contribution matters. Together we will solve this and save lives. JOIN US in our mission.

TAKE A STAND. STAND AFFIRM.

TAKE A STAND. STAND AFFIRM

For information on joining our network, opportunities with AFFIRM, and all media inquiries, please connect with us via email, phone, or the contact form.

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