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Doctors affirm commitment to reducing gun violence

The nation’s doctors have been speaking up about the importance of talking to their patients about the dangers of guns, in spite of criticism from the National Rifle Association (NRA). In a November 19, 2018 editorial in the…

Report: Rising Utah suicide rates propelled by guns

Suicides outnumber homicides in Utah eight to one and the state’s suicide rate has been rising for a decade—with the increase driven by guns, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Half…

Massachusetts’ gun policies could serve as national model

Massachusetts’ comprehensive approach to minimizing gun violence could serve as a model for other states, according to gun policy researchers, law enforcement officials, and experts who are familiar with gun policies around the country. A combination of policies—including…

Trump administration actions harming U.S. human rights reputation

President Trump’s administration is actively harming U.S. credibility on human rights, according to a November 8, 2018 Brown Political Review article. The article quotes Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research and Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at…

Working toward a tipping point on guns

David Hemenway, professor of health policy, said that “a big part of [public health’s] past successes has been changing the symbols,” including making smoking and drunk driving less socially acceptable. The same could happen with guns.

Flawed CDC gun violence data concerns researchers

Public health researchers are alarmed by an analysis of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data showing that the number of Americans nonfatally injured by a firearm jumped by 37% between 2015 and 2016. Led by…

Suicide prevention fight moving into gun country

A movement to reduce gun-related suicides by spreading prevention techniques among firearm owners and sellers is slowly making its way through states with high rates of gun ownership, according to a September 17, 2018 NBC News article. The…

Uncommon Ground

Harvard Chan researchers and Utah gun-rights advocates are forging a rare partnership in the quest to prevent firearm suicides.