Promoting Safe Firearm and Medication Storage

There are many potential risks from products stored at our homes, two of the most dangerous are firearms and medicine. Keeping these products away from children and others who might misuse them is an important way to keep families safe.

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Public Health and medical community pledge to decrease gun violence

Healthcare providers have firsthand experience with the devastating impact firearm injuries and deaths have on individuals, families, and our communities.  In a survey of internal medicine physicians, a majority reported having a patient that was injured or killed by a firearm.

For that reason, Public Health is joining with leading medical professional associations to form a new collaboration with a renewed commitment to decrease firearm-related injury and deaths by working together and using a public health approach.

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