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September 10, 2019
Suicide is a growing public health crisis and firearms are among the most lethal and most commonly used suicide methods in the United States. A multilevel approach for suicide prevention that addresses access to firearms can save lives.
Our firearm suicide prevention model applies the social ecological model and focuses on four levels of intervention (societal, community, relationship, and individual) to reduce access to firearms by individuals when they are at an elevated risk for self-harm.
August 29, 2018
Extreme Risk Laws are now enacted in 15 states and the District of Columbia -- and are being considered in several more. In response to the increased interest in these laws, the Ed Fund has joined Giffords and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility to launch a state legislative toolkit. The toolkit, which is designed to help enact and implement Extreme Risk Laws across the country, aims to reach both advocates and legislators.
June 26, 2018
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) is pleased to announce the release of a new paper in Injury Prevention. The paper, entitled "Limiting Access to Lethal Means: Applying the Social Ecological Model for Firearm Suicide Prevention," was authored by the Ed Fund public health team and outlines a novel application of the social ecological model for firearm suicide prevention.
September 13, 2017
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy are proud to announce the release of a new report, “Breaking Through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention.”