3040.0 Firearm Violence Roundtable Session to Advance Research and Policy Agendas

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
In 2004, the National Academy of Sciences published a landmark report assessing the strengths and limitations of research on gun violence, and recommending ways to advance the research and inform policy. Then, with funding from the Joyce Foundation, the Firearm & Injury Center (FICAP) at the University of Pennsylvania formed the National Research Collaborative on Firearm Violence: a group of scientists and practitioners from many disciplines which met for 2 days in June 2005. The goal was to identify ways to link data and research to policy decisions on gun violence. This roundtable session provides an important opportunity for conference attendees from all disciplines to come together with members of National Collaborative to further the discussion of the state of firearm injury research, firearm technology, firearm injury prevention programs, firearm injury management practices, alternative weapons to firearms, and firearm policies, and to provide input that will advance an agenda to improve public health as it relates to issues associated with firearms.
Session Objectives: 1. Summarize how researchers and health care practitioners can work to prevent firearm-related injuries in communities. 2. Critique the importance of pilot studies and research funding for firearm injury prevention. 3. Discuss issues of data collection, quality, and access and how these factors related to efforts to prevent firearm-related injuries. 4. Summarize a research agenda for preventing firearm-related suicide.
Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

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Firearm violence roundtable session to advance research and policy agendas
Janet Weiner, MPH, Amy Liao and Rose Cheney, PhD

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Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing