Firearm deaths, injuries among children: New U-M website to accelerate knowledge, prevention

A new website intend to help researchers, health care providers and others tackle the prevention of youth firearm injuries as a public health issue.

The site,, is the first product of a federally funded national effort called FACTS (Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens) based at the University of Michigan. It offers free access to a trove of data on the issue, as well as training for health care providers and others.

With more than two dozen researchers from 12 universities and health systems, FACTS aims to fill a knowledge gap about firearms and young people.

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