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ACP joins new coalition for firearm injury prevention

The College is coming together with other leading medical and public health care organizations across the U.S. to push for a comprehensive public health approach to advance firearm injury prevention efforts through education, advocacy, and community-centered strategies.
21 Mar 2023

Forum focuses on preventing firearm injury

During “Firearm Injury: An Escalating Health Crisis,” a panel of experts discussed what health care professionals can do to reduce the adverse impact of guns on patients' health.
1 Mar 2023

ACP, Annals of Internal Medicine host forum on firearm-related injury

A full recording of “Firearm Injury: An Escalating Health Crisis” is available for replay online.
17 Jan 2023

Register now for ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine's forum on “Firearm Injury: An Escalating Health Crisis”

The virtual live event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET.
3 Jan 2023

Learn the latest on excessive alcohol use, opioid use disorder

This month's issue addresses alcohol use and misuse, prescribing buprenorphine, and improving health care's response to future pandemics.
1 Mar 2023

Discussions of firearm safety uncommon in the health care setting

Of 4,011 adults from gun-owning households who participated in the 2019 National Firearms Survey, 7.5% said they had ever discussed firearm safety with a clinician.
22 Dec 2020

Sustained action, not just words, needed to address gun violence

ACP has an extensive and longstanding policy in place on reducing firearms injuries and deaths in the United States.
1 Nov 2022

Extreme risk protection orders show potential for reducing firearms-related injury

A descriptive study in Washington State, where an extreme risk protection order law went into effect in December 2016, examined the circumstances in which such orders were filed, as well as characteristics of the respondents.
30 Jun 2020

Intimate partner violence: An epidemic hiding in plain sight

Despite a recommendation to screen for intimate partner violence and the many tools available to physicians, barriers to implementation remain.
1 Nov 2022

ACP, others issue call to action on firearms injuries, deaths

Policy recommendations from the American College of Physicians and other physician and public health groups include comprehensive criminal background checks for all firearm purchases.
13 Aug 2019

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