In a new podcast and JAMA Network viewpoint, HIPRC’s Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program director, Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH, discusses approaches to reducing firearm violence with several JAMA Viewpoint authors.
In the viewpoint titled, “Coordinating a National Approach to Violence Prevention,”Dr. Rivara, alongside Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA and Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, discuss violence-related U.S. public health concerns and suggest creating a federal Office of National Violence Prevention to help reduce violence.
“The devastating effects of violence experienced by individuals is decimating homes, neighborhoods,and communities across the US. Since 2019, US homicide rates have increased by 35%, to 8.1 per 100 000 population in 2021, rising in parallel with an overall increase in violent crimes. The complex public health problem of violence can present in many forms, including assault, homicide…” To finish reading the viewpoint, click here.
In the podcast, Dr. Rivara, discusses approaches to reducing firearm violence with several JAMA Viewpoint authors: Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH (Boston University), Elinore J. Kaufman, MD, MSHP (University of Pennsylvania), and Roger A. Mitchell Jr, MD (Howard University). Topics include the state-level response to firearm-related harms, the scarcity of data on firearm violence, and the pervasive health effects of firearm violence on neighborhoods and in the prison system. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Dr Galea’s Viewpoint on “State Firearm Laws and Firearm-Related Mortality and Morbidity”: https://ja.ma/3LOw5ap
Dr Kaufman’s Viewpoint on “The Epidemiology of Firearm Injuries in the US”: https://ja.ma/3RcQmaN
Dr Mitchell’s Viewpoint on “Violence and the Carceral State”: https://ja.ma/3UFUymw
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