UC Davis Launches Educational Video to Reduce Firearm Injury and Death

The University of California, Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) What You Can Do Initiative has released an educational video to equip health care providers with information and skills to engage in clinical strategies for reducing firearm injury and death.

According to VPRP, assessing firearm injury and death risk and discussing with patients their access to firearms remain uncommon in practice. A majority of providers have never been educated on prevention of firearm injury and death during their medical training. The new video, “Preventing Firearm Injury and Death: A Targeted Intervention,” introduces providers to their role and details steps for identifying and discussing risk and safety when clinically appropriate. The full video, which includes the opportunity for continuing medical educational (CME) credit, is available here.