Health System Interventions to Prevent Firearms Injuries and Death: Proceedings of a Workshop


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Firearm injuries and death are a serious public health concern in the United States that place a burden on individuals, communities, and health care systems. At the suggestion of Kaiser Permanente, and with the support of both Kaiser Permanente and the American Hospital Association, 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 epidemic of firearm violence in the United States. This workshop proceedings highlights the presentations on firearm violence prevention research and programs as well as discussion of what health systems can do to address firearm violence in the United States.