VISION: A United States free of firearm injuries and deaths.
1. As health care professionals who have devoted our lives to reducing human suffering, we recognize the injuries and deaths caused by firearms each year in our country as preventable. We owe each of our patients and their families the broadest possible benefits from our education and training.
2. All of our actions are informed by the best available scientific information and evidence.
3. Our professions are dedicated to continually examining and improving our practices to benefit our patients.
1. Equip clinicians and other heath-care professionals with empirical and effective means to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths among our patients and communities.
2. Equip health-care professionals to discover and minimize, to the best of their ability, their patients’ risks of firearm-related injuries through assessment, stratification and treatment of empirical risk factors.
3. Equip health-care professionals to act appropriately to reduce and prevent the likelihood of firearm-related death and disability in the communities they serve.
4. Advocate for better research and improved resources for health-care professionals to reduce acute and long-term consequences of gun violence.