ACP has released new resources for members as part of an ongoing commitment to addressing the public health issue of firearms-related deaths and injuries. The new online hub features Annals of Internal Medicine articles and content, ACP policies and recommendations, information on collaborations, and multimedia resources, including:
- a new Physician to Physician Conversations video from Sue Bornstein, MD, MACP, Immediate Past Chair of ACP's Board of Regents, providing practical tips and strategies on talking to patients about firearms safety,
- videos from the ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine Story Slam, “Gun Injury: Stories of Hurt, Hope, and Resilience,” featuring storytellers sharing moving stories of their firsthand experiences related to firearms injury, and
- a summary and recording of ACP's and Annals of Internal Medicine's virtual forum discussing the firearms health crisis.
The hub also includes information on ACP's recent advocacy efforts, which include joining the Healthcare Coalition for Firearm Injury Prevention and supporting the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first new law in decades designed to reduce firearms violence. To help members advocate for policy changes within their states, ACP has developed a Toolkit: Reducing Firearm-Related Injuries and Deaths.