Speaking the same language: Developing culturally-informed messages about firearm safety

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

Information

Type:  Article/Chapter
Author:  Keys S
Publisher:  Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S)
State:  Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) – Cascades noted that many rural firearm suicide decedents visited their primary care physician within a year of their death. With this in mind, they collaborated with LaPine Community Health Center primary care providers and those at risk of suicide and their family members, about voluntarily limiting access to firearms. With grant and training support from ICRC-S, they developed a brochure for those at risk of suicide and their family members and friends and a research brief/tip sheet for primary care providers on the do’s and don’ts of having an effective conversation with a patient about limiting access to firearms.

Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care, Family Members and Caregivers, Rural Areas
Planning and Implementing:  Cultural Competence, Communications and Outreach, Safe/Effective Messaging
Strategies:  Reduce Access to Means