Tomorrow, June 2nd, is the annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Sponsored by Everytown for Gun Safety, it is a day when people in cities across the country will show their support for gun violence prevention through rallies, marches, and other online initiatives. Starting today, you can show your support for the cause by wearing orange to raise awareness and honor those killed and injured by gun violence.
Image Credit: Everytown for Gun Safety
To honor this weekend, today's flashback Friday features our recent blog posts on preventing gun violence:
- National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2nd, 2016: Ruth Abaya's blog post promotes National Gun Violence Awareness Day in 2016.
Gun Violence Victims Treated at Non-Trauma Facilities: Michael Nance describes research that examined potential gaps in resources for treatment of victims of gun violence, highlighting the need for additional resources and training for community-based hospitals.
Use of Technology Can Expand Clinicians’ Impact on Violence Prevention in the Emergency Department: Joel Fein discusses how technology in the emergency department can make practicing violence prevention simple, evidence-based and time efficient for clinicians.
ASK Day: A question that can’t wait: On ASK day (June 21, 2017), parents, caregivers and pediatricians alike were called upon to remember that, when it comes to guns in the home, Asking Saves Kids. Asking is framed around a simple question: “Is there an unlocked gun where your kids play?”
Back-to-School Concerns: Don’t Forget About Guns in the Home: Back-to-school time is a good time to remind parents and caregivers to ask about the presence of a gun in a home before they allow their children to visit.
The Ripple Effects of Gun Violence: A roundup on some thoughtful articles on the impact of gun violence in our society.
Five Years After Sandy Hook: Why Reframing Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue is Essential: Ruth Abaya offers her perspective on how a public health approach can transform efforts to reduce gun violence involving youth.
Practical Solutions for Preventing Youth Gun Violence: This blog post focuses on practical and evidence-based solutions to help curb this violence, including safe gun storage, policy solutions, and supporting gun violence research.
To find a "Wear Orange" event on June 2nd near you, click here.
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