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Three research studies will focus on how clinicians can help prevent firearm injuries.
Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest nonprofit, integrated health system, will fund three clinical research studies related to gun injury research.
The clinical research studies that focus on how clinicians can help prevent firearm injuries, including suicide, intimate partner violence, and accidents, as part of its pledge to invest $2 million to prevent gun injuries and deaths.
The studies will be led by investigators at three of Kaiser Permanente's regional research institutes in partnership with its Permanente Medical Group clinicians and physicians.
The studies are:
In 2018, Kaiser Permanente announced the formation of its Firearm Injury Prevention Task Force and an accompanying $2 million research fund to address preventable gun-related injuries and death.