Major Health Systems to Collaborate on Gun Violence Solutions

Michael J. Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health, speaks at Northwell’s Gun Violence Prevention Forum. (Credit: Northwell Health) Michael J. Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health, speaks at Northwell’s Gun Violence Prevention Forum. (Credit: Northwell Health) NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–With President Biden unveiling executive actions on Thursday to strengthen gun safety following mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia, Northwell Health announced today that numerous health care networks have joined its campaign to recognize gun violence as a public health crisis and identify solutions aimed at reducing the bloodshed. “President Biden’s executive actions are an important first step in confronting a public health emergency that is killing tens of thousands of people every year. The recent killings in Boulder and Atlanta underscore the reality that gun violence is an epidemic that is not going away on its own” Tweet this Northwell’s newly established Gun Violence Prevention Learning Collaborative for Health Systems and Hospitals is a multiyear, interactive and apolitical forum that seeks to share and develop best practices for preventing firearm injury and death. More than 300 individuals, including executives, clinical leaders, researchers and other health care workers from CommonSpirit Health , University of Chicago Medicine , Massachusetts General Hospital , University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center , and other hospitals and health systems have joined the Learning Collaborative. Most members of the Collaborative, who will begin meeting on April 20, signed on to the campaign before the ongoing crisis jumped to national prominence […]

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