Experts Call For Thinking About Mass Violence As A Public Health Crisis.

The CBS News (6/12, Firger) website reported that “some experts say it’s past time to start thinking about mass violence as a public health crisis.” Instead of “just continuing to debate gun reform and the failings of the mental health system, they say the way to stop the cycle is to treat gun violence as a disease and involve health care workers in combatting it.”

In April 2013, JAMA Internal Medicine published an article stating: “The secretary of Health and Human Services, the Surgeon General, the director of the CDC, and the director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control should be allowed to protect the public health by working to reduce injuries and deaths from firearms, in the same way that they work to reduce injuries and deaths from poisonings, motor vehicle traffic accidents, and falls.”

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— “Is gun violence a public health issue?,” Jessica Firgir, CBS News, June 11, 2014.

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