Why a public health approach is the approach to gun violence

By Robert Kinscherff and Paul Block April 09, 2018

“Historically, public health approaches have reduced car-crash fatalities, child deaths from toxic household products, HIV infection and tobacco related deaths. But sadly, we know more now about the next wave of the flu than we do about gun injuries and deaths.” In this piece from Mental Health Weekly, Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD and Paul Block, PhD explain how the age-old gun control versus mental health debate has halted our ability to effectively address the gun violence epidemic faced by our country.

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