Organizational Resources for Healthcare Professionals

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Resources for patients and physicians to help you talk to patients about firearm injury


Resources for counseling patients about firearm injury and safety

AFFIRM: Overview of the epidemiology and prevention of firearm injury. A slide deck that can be used for presentations in your own community.

American College of Surgeons: Gun Safety and Your Health brochure. See also the ACS Injury Prevention Activities website here.

American Medical Association: The American Medical Association has announced a new physician CME to help doctors learn how to discuss firearm safety in the clinical setting.

Annals of Internal Medicine: The Annals of Internal Medicine website provides access to a brief video introduction and multiple other resources to help physicians counsel at-risk patients about firearm safety.

Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence: Prevent Firearm Suicide was designed to raise awareness about how temporarily reducing access to firearms during periods of high risk for suicide is life-saving.

The Massachusetts Medical Society: The Massachusetts Medical Society worked with multiple clinicians (including AFFIRM advisory board members) to create a webinar (with accompanying downloadable slides) on the topic of talking to patients about gun safety. Printable educational materials for both patient and physician are also available.  

University of Michigan Firearm Injury Course: This link provides physicians with skills and tools for talking with their patients about firearm injury prevention, and safety counseling.  The University of Michigan Firearm Injury Course is a 35-minute video course with accompanying downloadable handout.

UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program: The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program highlights simple, focused interventions, that can be implemented by physicians to reduce firearm injury and death.  This website provides resources (peer-reviewed articles, training materials, videos, and more) to support physicians in this endeavor. The program was created with the support of AFFIRM partners and Research Council members.


Organizational Resources for Healthcare Professionals

American Psychological Association: The APA supports evidence-based programs and policies to prevent death and injuries from firearms, using a comprehensive public health approach.

American Public Health Association: The APHA website provides open access to research related to gun violence published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Public Health.  

National Institute of Justice: U.S. Department of Justice agency, the National Institute of Justice, is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through scientific research.  This link provides access to information regarding NIJ gun violence prevention programs and strategies.

JAMA Network: In Our Lane™ is a new podcast series from the JAMA Network that tasks the medical community with leading the charge against the gun violence epidemic in the United States. The series is also available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio under JAMA Clinical Reviews.


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