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Developing Firearm Suicide Prevention Programs Tailored to Gun Owner Population Subgroups

2018 Linked Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $299,986
Focus Area: Community Intervention Studies

Alisa Lincoln, Ph.D., MPH
Northeastern University

Craig Ross, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Public Health

Inside the Research

Question: Are there subgroups of firearm owners with different risk factors?

Strategy: A national survey of 2400 gun owners’ suicide risk factors, demographics, and attitudes toward firearm ownership will be collected and analyzed for up to five subgroups. Focus groups for each identified group will be convened to discuss facilitators and barriers to providing firearm suicide prevention education.

Impact: Informed firearm owner suicide prevention programs.