This month, ISTSS has partnered with the University of Michigan's Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention to release April's Friday Fast Facts. Firearm-related injuries and violence are a serious public health problem, especially in the United States. In 2020, there were more than 45,000 firearm-related deaths in the United States. Firearms have also become the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States in recent years. Join Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh as she introduces this month's topic, and gives us a glimpse into what is ahead for this month's Friday Fast Facts Series.
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Infographic: Getting Informed About Firearm Violence
A visual representation of the root factors associated with firearm violence, the disproportionate impact of firearm violence, and strategies to prevent firearm violence. This infographic was developed by Mackenzie Furnari, MPH and Hsing-Fang Hsieh, PhD, MPH on behalf of the University of Michigan's Institute for Firearm Injury Protection and ISTSS.
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Fact Sheet: Trauma from School Shootings Among Children and Adolescents in the United States
Firearm violence and school shootings are a uniquely American Epidemic. The U.S. accounts for 92% of all firearm deaths among children and adolescents in high-income countries. Over 1,000,000 high school students in the U.S. are injured or threatened with a weapon each year at school. Exposure to firearm violence and school shootings is associate with an increase in traumatic stress symptoms, including post-traumatic stress and major depression. This fact sheet was developed by Mackenzie Furnari, MPH and Hsing-Fang Hsieh, PhD, MPH on behalf of the University of Michigan's Institute for Firearm Injury Protection and ISTSS.
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Podcast Episode: Racism and Firearm Injury Disparities
In this episode of #TraumaTalk, Trauma Talks hosts Dr. Melissa Zielinski and Marley Fraley as they talk with Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh and Dr. Marc Zimmerman of the University of Michigan's Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. This final installment of April's Friday Fast Facts series highlights a discussion regarding the disparities regarding firearm injury and violence exposure resulting from racism and structural racism.
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