Meeting

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


When: October 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018 (9:00 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Select Populations and Health Equity, Military and Veterans Health, Women's Health, Public Health
Activity: Health Systems Interventions to Prevent Firearm Injuries and Death: A Workshop
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

 

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 healthcare system, accounting for nearly $3 billion in emergency department and inpatient care each year.

 

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