Firearm Safety: A Comprehensive Approach


Thursday, December 8, 2022


12:00pm - 1:00pm



Firearms recently surpassed motor vehicles as the leading cause of death for kids and teens in the U.S., and were involved in a record 45,000 deaths nationwide in 2020. The current toll hearkens back to the days of rising automobile crash deaths, which spurred a national effort to use injury prevention science to make changes that cut automobile deaths in half — not by taking cars off the road, but rather by making our roads and their drivers safer.

Today, experts from the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention are using the same strategy to understand and address firearm injuries and deaths. Through research, and partnerships with community leaders, they seek to make communities safer. Many are also front-line health care providers at Michigan Medicine who have treated people with firearm injuries or risk factors for firearm violence or self-harm.

This event will feature several of U-M’s top experts discussing their work and how to address this national crisis. It’s part of the Well Aware series from the Michigan Medicine Office of Development.

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Get more information about the speakers for this event, and see recordings of past Well Aware events, here: