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2 Framing the Issue: Firearm Injuries and Health Care's Role in Depolarizing a Public Health Crisis
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... Moreover, the effects of firearm violence extend beyond victims and their families, affecting the community's sense of safety, affecting everyday decisions, and costing the United States tens of billions of dollars a year in medical and lost productivity costs. While firearm injury and death affect people of all ages and in all communities, some groups are at higher risk.
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... Examples of evidence-supported strategies that Houry cited include reaching people at greatest risk through safe storage and hospital-based programs, improving the physical built environment through greening initiatives such as cleaning vacant lots and planting grass and trees, preventing future risk and lessening the harms of violence exposure through hospital–community partnerships and treatment services, and informing policies and programs that enhance economic and social stability by connecting youth to caring adults and activities, such as mentoring and after school programs. Health care professionals and systems play an essential role in strategies to reduce violence in communities, said Houry.
From page 11...
... . The Cardiff Model, another example, is a framework for sustained partnerships between health care, law enforcement, public health agencies, and other government agencies (Kohlbeck et al., 2022; Mercer Kollar, 2018)
From page 12...
... In terms of what she sees as the most important questions for health care providers and community members on which to focus in the years ahead, Houry said she would like to better understand who the right people are to have discussions with about safe storage and similar interventions. While it might be clinicians, there is some research suggesting that law enforcement or a trusted partner might be the right avenue for having those discussions.
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... If CDC receives a budget increase in 2023, it will have another funding announcement next year. 1 Available at (accessed August 10, 2022)

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