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Injury Prevention Inventory: Unintentional Firearm Injury
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A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources




Sample Measures

Additional Resources


Supporting Resources

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Firearm safety awareness and prevention programs

Own It? Respect It. Secure It. Initiative Toolkit

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Toolkit developed to promote and encourage firearm safety and storage; also serves to enhance and amplify the messages of ongoing safety and education campaigns such as Project ChildSafe

Project ChildSafe


Project ChildSafe, Inc.

Program disseminates firearm safety kits, which include a gun lock and safety education brochure, through law enforcement agencies across the country

Firearm safety policies

Search Gun Laws By State

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Interactive website that allows you to search gun laws by state



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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Unintentional Firearm


Sample Proximal Measures for Unintentional Firearm


  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations


  • Counseling referrals
  • Firearm safety policies adopted
  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform unintentional firearm injury prevention
  • Participants/organizations reached through firearm safety trainings
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing unintentional firearm injury prevention programs and policies
  • Police reports related to unintentional firearm injury
  • Trainings related to firearm safety and storage

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Additional Resources Related to Unintentional Firearm Injury

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The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.


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