Title

Proceedings from the Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention: A Public Health Approach to Reduce Death and Disability in the US

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-17-2019

Publication Title

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

First page number:

1

Last page number:

28

Abstract

An historic meeting of 44 major medical and injury prevention organizations and the American Bar Association was hosted by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) February 10-11, 2019. Leaders of these professional organizations met with the goal of building consensus around opportunities to work together to address the growing problem of firearm injury and death in the US. A multidisciplinary planning committee invited speakers who are leading experts and researchers in this field to review the epidemiology of firearm injury, discuss structural violence and the social determinants of health, review the public health approach to the problem, and discuss opportunities for injury prevention interventions.

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Patient Safety | Politics and Social Change | Public Health Education and Promotion

Language

English

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