Tackling the Growing Pediatric Health Threat of Gun Violence | U.S. News Live

The No. 1 cause of death for children and teens in America is now gun violence – for the first time in U.S. history. Firearm-related accidents and suicides as well as shootings among young people are increasing at an alarming rate, presenting challenges for the hospitals and trauma centers treating these young patients, many of whom will need not just lifesaving but lifelong care. Hospitals and health systems are taking concrete actions to reduce the toll in their communities by implementing public awareness programs, distributing gun safety kits, ramping up mental health services and more. Hear from healthcare leaders on how best to deal with the complex, multipronged challenge of gun violence and how to effectively leverage partnerships to address it.

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