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January 17, 2019

External Resources



President Obama talks guns at PBS town hall (PBS News Hour, June 3, 2016)

Let's treat violence like a contagious disease (TED Talk with Dr. Gary Slutkin, April 2013)

Gun Violence Is Public Health Crisis in Chicago (PBS News Hour, Feb. 22, 2013)


The Interruptors (Frontline, Feb. 14, 2012) Traces effort in Chicago to deal with epidemic of gun violence


Symposium on gun violence and public health held at the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church (S-SPAN, Dec. 4, 2015; Three-part video of entire program)


Is Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis? (Science Friday, Dec. 4, 2015)


Gun Violence: Risk, Consequences, and Prevention (Oxford Journals, Epidemilogical Reviews, Vol. 38, 2016)

The Demographics and Politics of Gun-Owning Households (Pew Research Center, June 15, 2014) 

A Minority of Americans Own Guns, But Just How Many is Unclear (Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)


Untangling Gun Violence from Mental Illness (Atlantic, June 7, 2016)

Untold Damage: Overlooked Gun Violence (New York Times, May 22, 2016)

Removing Barriers and Reinvesting in Public Health Research on Gun Violence (Center for American Progress, March 9, 2016)

Are mass shootings contagious? Some scientists who study how viruses spread say yes (Washington Post, March 8)

How hospitals need to help fight gun violence: 3 experts weigh in on Chicago's pressing public health problem (Becker's Hospital Review, Feb. 23, 2016)

Guns, car crashes and drugs cut US male life expectancy by a year, research says (The Guardian, Feb. 9, 2016)

Is "Epidemic" the Right Metaphor for Gun Violence? (THe Atlantic, Jan. 4, 2016) 

Don’t Blame Mental Illness for Gun Violence (New York Times, Dec. 15, 2015)

To Reduce Suicides, Keep the Guns Away (New York Times, Dec. 15, 2015)

End the Gun Epidemic in America (Editorial, New York Times, Dec. 4, 2015)

Why We Should Think of Gun Violence as a Disease, and Study It Accordingly (Washington Post, Oct. 2, 2015)

A New Way To Tackle Gun Deaths (New York Times, Oct. 3, 2015)

Should Gun Violence Be Treated Like Car Accidents? (U.S. News & World Report, July 7, 2015)



How Doctors Can Fight Gun Violence (Taking Note, NYT Editors' Blog, May 19, 2016)



Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action From 8 Health Professional Organizations and the American Bar Association

Firearm Removal/Retrieval in Cases of Domestic Violence: Identify, Notify, Remove, Store (Prosecutors Against gun violence & The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy)    



Precious Lives: A Two-Year, 100-Part Series About Young People and Gun Violence in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Journal Sentinal)

Preventing gun violence in 5 steps (American Public Health Association)

Prosecutors Against Gun Violence



Is Gun Violence a Matter of Public Health? (PBS Newshour)

Educator Guide: The Battle over Gun Control (National Writing Project/ WQED Education)

In the Classroom: Talking About Gun Violence (The Well & Often Reader)

Gun Control in America: Student Discussion Guide (education world)

Gun Control Lesson Plan (Discovery Education)

Gun Control and Terrorism: Laws or Loopholes? (PBS NOW with Bill Moyers)

Policies on Guns (Constitutional Rights Foundation)

Watershed: Teaching About Gun Control After Newtown (Learning Network: New York Times)