California will be First State to Train Doctors in How Their Counsel Can Prevent Gun Deaths

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The state of California will pay $3.85 million to researchers at the University of California, Davis, to develop the nation’s first program to train health care professionals to help their patients reduce firearm-related injury and death.

Noted gun violence expert Dr. Garen Wintemute has long been a proponent of doctors treating gun violence as a medical issue and speaking openly with their patients about its influence on their personal health ­-- a focal point of the Center for Violence Prevention Big Idea at UC Davis.

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