The mission of BulletPoints is to teach medical and mental health care providers how to reduce the risk of firearm injury in their patients. The BulletPoints website was designed to provide clinicians the knowledge and tools they need to discuss risks of firearm access with their patients and to intervene when someone is at risk. The website is a rich resource, incorporating the best available research, clinical best practices and evidence based recommendations to help clinicians become more informed. The BulletPoints Project’s ongoing work includes developing continuing education courses for clinicians, clinical decision support tools, and an educator toolkit.
Opportunities: There may be occasional opportunities for student volunteers. You can view other opportunities at this newsletter.
Opportunities: Multi-center prospective study reporting long-term outcomes for pediatric survivors of gun violence. Looking at 5-year incidence and severity of PTSD and quality of life. Participating sites include UC Irvine (lead site), CHOC, Loma Linda, Cedars-Sinai, Harbor-UCLA, Ventura County Medical Center, Tulane University, Ryder Trauma Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital, UMMC Shock Trauma, UF Jacksonville, and NYC Health + Hospitals Jacobi. Please contact us if your institution would like to join as a site and co-author!
Email: Dr. Jeff Nahmias (email@example.com)
FACTS is an interdisciplinary group of more than 30 researchers, practitioners, and firearm owners across the U.S. who are dedicated to reducing child firearm injuries and deaths, while respecting gun ownership as an important part of the cultural fabric of the U.S. The FACTS consortium was funded as part of a 2017 NICHD effort to increase research on child injury prevention. The consortium seeks to engage multidisciplinary research experts across the U.S. to catalyze the science of child firearm injury prevention.
Opportunities: There may be occasional opportunities for student volunteers. See website for info about submitting grant proposals.
The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) is a multidisciplinary program of research and policy development focused on the causes and consequences of violence. They place a particular emphasis on firearm violence and on the connections between violence, substance abuse and mental illness. Their research program on firearm violence is internationally recognised as among the best of its kind.
Opportunities: There may be occasional opportunities for student volunteers.