Health Behavior and Health Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Injury is the leading cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents, accounting for over 60% of all deaths in this group. Many of these deaths occur during fun, everyday activities, like swimming in the backyard pool or during a family car ride. But a disproportionate and disturbing number of these deaths in the U.S. occur as a result of firearms.
Lack of funding and other legislative obstacles have stifled research on the public health effects of gun violence. To help combat that trend, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is making its published firearms research freely accessible to readers.