A researcher at Oregon Health & Science University and the VA Portland Health Care System recently obtained a grant to create a Gun Violence Prevention Research Center to step up research on gun deaths and injuries, their causes and strategies for prevention.
Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, a child psychiatrist at Oregon Health & Science University, is urging parents to watch for signs of anxiety and depression in their children.
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Lawmakers passed a bill that allocates $5 million to programs offering support to victims of gang violence and seeks Medicaid dollars for future funding.
The city’s first-ever gun violence prevention director, Linda Harllee Harper, aims to treat the immediate symptoms and root causes of community violence.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is leading a coalition of 21 states, including Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut and Washington, D.C., in a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration over newly announced arms export rules.
In his response Monday to mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump called for an expansion of state laws that temporarily prevent someone in crisis from buying or possessing a gun.
Society expects health professionals, government officials and lawmakers to take action to reduce public health risks from communicable diseases. Safety regulations also aim to prevent vehicle deaths.
After the recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., in which 11 people were killed at a country music bar, President Donald Trump struck a familiar refrain: “It’s a mental health problem,” he said of the gunman, Ian David Long. “He was a very sick puppy.”