Breaking through barriers: The emerging role of healthcare provider training programs in firearm suicide prevention

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  Allchin A. & Chaplin V.
Publisher:  Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy

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This report discusses why health care provider training programs should include lethal means safety counseling training, either as a standalone module or integrated into existing curriculum on suicide risk assessment. Other strategies such as temporary removal (gun shop project) and safe storage are also discussed. It also provides examples from states.

Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training
Strategies:  Reduce Access to Means