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APHA provides open access to Firearm Violence journal articles and research

Posted 4 months ago by Denise Souza

Email Message from APHA

Read on the APHA website: 

http://action.apha.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=68166&em_id=65826.0

The actions of the students of Parkland, Florida, speak louder than words. Their courage in the wake of the mass shooting that took the lives of their classmates and school staff members reminds us all that we must do more to stop the violence and protect the public’s health.


From tragic mass shootings to suicides, too many preventable deaths and injuries in America involve a firearm. We know from decades of published research that a sound public health approach can reduce this deadly toll.


That’s why we have opened access to our collection of research papers, commentaries and essays on public health and firearms published in the American Journal of Public Health. Key articles are now available to all, not just APHA members. Access to the research, data and findings is free of charge, with no subscription required. We hope this will contribute to greater collaboration and smarter evidence-based policies that enhance firearm safety and prevent injury and violence.


We also continue our legacy of strong public health advocacy in urging Congress to pass commonsense measures to reduce firearm violence. We urge you to join us and to speak out.


And we are proud to support the March for Our Lives on March 24. The courage and energy of the students is inspiring, but they can’t do it on their own. You can help support this event by coming to Washington, D.C., to participate in the national march or by joining a sibling march near you. We’ll share more opportunities for you to participate as the date gets closer.


Review our newly opened research, share it with others and join us as we speak for health and support a public health approach to ending gun violence.