Gun Violence – A Public Health Issue with Solutions

Gun Violence Prevention

The NPA views gun violence as a public health crisis, appropriately addressed through a preventive framework, and we support a comprehensive approach to this issue. Our policy recommendations include stronger regulation of guns; robust funding for research on gun violence; federal protection of clinical free speech; and improved access to and support for mental health services.

NPA Stands for Commonsense Solutions to Gun Violence

NPA Support Students National School Walk Out – Join Call to Ban Assault Weapons & Speak Out

Speak Out to Your Congress Members and State Legislators

  • Find Your Legislators – includes contact info for DC and district offices
  • NPA Guide for the Hesitant: Calling Your Elected Officials to Ban Assault Weapons & High-Capacity Magazines
  • Lobbying Tips for Physicians: Meeting with Your State & Federal Elected Officials

Write a Letter to the Editor or post for the NPA Blog

Take Action with NPA

  • Get involved with NPA efforts to prevent gun violence & sign-up for Action Alerts
  • Share your clinical or personal story about gun violence

NPA Gun Violence Prevention Resources for Physicians

  • NPA Gun Violence Screening-Tool Pocket Cards for Physicians and Patient Handouts for Exam & Waiting Rooms
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  • Fact Sheet – Gun Violence in the U.S.
  • Fact Sheet – Myth vs. Facts: Research on Gun Violence
  • NPA Gun Violence Prevention Reading Room

NPA Gun Violence & Public Health Webinar Series

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