What You Can Do
In the News
September 27, 2018 In a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine and a subsequent Q&A in Science, Dr. Wintemute highlights two promising policies for reduction of firearm violence.
June 13, 2018 Drs. Emmy Betz, Megan Ranney, and Garen Wintemute "encouraged an evidence-based, non-judgmental approach" to firearm violence prevention in a presentation to the American Medical Association's House of Delegates earlier this week. Click to read more coverage of the discussion.
June 1, 2018 What You Can Do detailed the health care provider's role in firearm violence prevention in the PLOS Speaking of Medicine blog.
May 25, 2018 The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program's What You Can Do initiative introduced educational handouts for providers and patients on firearm violence prevention. Read the press release here.
April 15, 2018 San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Kristina Davis covered the provider's role in firearm injury prevention and explored the What You Can Do initiative.
April 13, 2018 Dave Ross of KIRO Radio in Seattle interviewed Dr. Wintemute about what health care providers can do to prevent gun injury. Listen to the full podcast here.
April 9, 2018 Washington Post correspondent William Wan highlighted Kaiser's new commitment to clinical and community gun violence prevention research.
April 9, 2018 Kaiser Permanente announced a $2M investment in research and grants to prevent gun-related injuries and death with the help of clinicians and researchers. Read more here.
April 6, 2018 Read the press release for the launch of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Center's What You Can Do Iniative.
Recently Featured Publications
July 1, 2018 "Gun ownership is dynamic, with approximately 1 million Americans becoming new gun owners each year," according to a recent study in AJPH by Wertz et al.
May 10, 2018 Recent research by Azrael, et al. published in the Journal of Urban Health suggests that more than 7% of children--or 4.6 million children--in the US live in a household with at least one firearm stored loaded and unlocked.
February 21, 2018 A new study in Pediatrics found that children’s histories of self-harm risk factors do not notably influence parent or caretaker decisions about having guns in the home nor about storing them locked and unloaded (in accordance with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics).