Findings from the pilot study of the Store Safely project were presented on December 1 at the 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention by Cynthia Ewell Foster, Ph.D., who leads the University of Michigan-based team behind the project. The study shows early promise for an approach that seeks to reduce the risk of firearm injury and death in rural areas, while respecting rural culture and firearm ownership. Learn more here.

Data presented at the National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention, and published recently in the Annals of Surgery, find that b=new mental health diagnoses, especially stress disorders and drug/alcohol issues, are much more common in those hurt by a firearm compared with those hurt in a vehicle crash. The findings were shared at the conference by Peter Ehrlich, M.D., M.Sc., director of pediatric trauma care at the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and a professor of pediatric surgery at Michigan Medicine. Learn more here.

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