Commentary: Evidence to guide gun violence prevention in America

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Abstract

Gun violence is a major threat to the public's health and safety in the United States. The articles in this volume's symposium on gun violence reveal the scope of the problem and new trends inmortality rates from gunfire. Leading scholars synthesize research evidence that demonstrates the ability of numerous policies and programs - each consistent with lessons learned from successful efforts to combat public health problems - to prevent gun violence. Each approach presents challenges to successful implementation. Future research should inform efforts to assess which approaches are most effective and how to implement evidence-based interventions most effectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual Review of Public Health
Volume36
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2015

Keywords

  • Firearm policy
  • Preventing violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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