Activity

Health Systems Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Death: A Workshop


Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Select Populations and Health Equity, Military and Veterans Health, Women's Health, Public Health
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Activity Description

Firearm injuries and death are a serious public health concern in the U.S. Firearm-related injuries account for tens of thousands of premature deaths of adults and children each year and significantly increase the burden of injury and disability. Firearm injuries are also costly to the health system, accounting for nearly $3 billion in emergency department and inpatient care each year.

 

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