Family Medicine On Air
Episode 7: What Med Students Need to Know About Gun Violence
AAFP President Wanda Filer, MD, MBA, discusses the role family physicians can play in helping to reduce gun violence in their communities. Reflecting on her experiences with victims of gun violence, Dr. Filer also explains why it is a public health issue and a "social contagion," how to counsel patients about gun safety, and the public health measures around gun control and gun violence that currently exist.
- Read Dr. Filer's blog post about her participation in a forum at the site of the 2015 mass shooting in Charleston, S.C.
- Check out the letter the AAFP wrote to House and Senate leaders calling for an elimination of the ban on federal funding for research on gun violence.
- Read AAFP News Coverage of a paper written by the AAFP and several other health professional organizations that calls for policies to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths in the United States.
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