Primary Care Reports – June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023
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Straight Shooting: Primary Care and the Reduction of Harm from Firearms
Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the United States. More than 45,000 Americans died from gun violence in 2020, a substantial increase from previous years. The scope of the problem is such that the American Public Health Association has identified gun violence as a public health problem and recommends a “comprehensive public health approach.” Primary care providers (PCPs) are in a unique position to lead the way in a campaign to reduce harm from firearms.