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CU Faculty Lead Report on 10 Recommendations to Promote Firearm Injury Prevention

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has identified firearm suicide prevention as a key priority, but critical gaps remain in preventing deaths by firearm among service members. According to the 2020 DoD Annual Suicide Report, approximately 60-80% of suicides among service members are enacted with a firearm.


Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date December 06, 2022
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Brain&Life

How to Keep Loved Ones with Dementia Safe from Firearms

news outletBrain&Life
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine, was interviewed for Brain & Life magazine on keeping loved ones with dementia safe from firearms.

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Washington Post

Will your older self refuse to give up the car keys? Here’s how to plan.

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 21, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was interviewed for the Washington Post on risks for older drivers.

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9News

Nearly half of Colorado adults live in a home with a gun, survey finds

news outlet9News
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2024

Erin Kelly, DrPH, MA, director of research and evaluation for the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative and research associate for the CSPH Injury and Violence Prevention Center, led the survey project and emphasizes that the results will create an ongoing opportunity to assess and address community-specific concerns.

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Wall Street Journal

How Gun Shops Are Helping Prevent Suicide

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Publish DateJanuary 08, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was quoted in this Wall Street Journal article on gun storage options that can save lives.

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