Health systems interventions to prevent firearm injuries and death

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies)
Publisher:  National Academies Press (NAP)

The Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop that examined the roles that health systems can play in addressing the prevalence of firearm violence, including suicide, in the United States. This publication summarizes the discussions held during the workshop and highlighted the lessons, practical strategies and opportunities for healthcare systems that were identified by the speakers to prevent firearm injury and death.

Settings:  Health Care, Primary Care, Emergency Departments, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Planning and Implementing:  Overview of Suicide Prevention, Partnerships and Coalitions, Strategic Planning
Strategies:  Overview of Strategies, Identify and Assist, Screening and Assessment, Effective Care/Treatment, Health Systems Change, Reduce Access to Means