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Workshop on Health Systems Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Death

Firearm injuries account for nearly $3 billion in emergency department and inpatient care each year, while firearm-related deaths remain in the third-leading category of injury-related deaths in the US. Firearm-related violence is an urgent public health problem, contributing to injury, disability, and death among adults and children, and burdening the US health care system.

Join the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice in DC on October 17 and 18 for a workshop exploring healthcare systems’ role in preventing firearm-related injury and death. Presentations and discussions will feature

  • Why and how health systems have a role in preventing firearm injuries and death
  • The toll on individuals and communities from firearm injuries and death
  • Evaluating risks for vulnerable communities and developing health systems interventions
  • Current programs and research
  • Developing a research agenda based on current gaps
  • Implementation science
  • Networking and sharing best practices between health systems

For more information, including the agenda, please visit the meeting page.

What: Workshop on Health Systems Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Death
When: October 17–18, 2018
Location: NAS Auditorium, 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418