Explore Our Education and Engagement Efforts

The Center for Gun Violence Prevention is strongly involved in education of both health care providers and the community about firearm safety and violence prevention.


Our educational efforts have included:
  • Education of incoming residents and staff on firearm safety risk assessment for the following departments:
  • Development of firearm safety educational documents for the MGH Primary Care Office Insight (PCOI) and Child & Adolescent Resource Materials (CARMA)
  • Aiding the development of educational documents on firearm violence prevention for the Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Education of providers and nursing on assessing firearm safety practices and educating patients on those practices
  • Grand Rounds and other lectures and seminars, including
    • MGH Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
    • MGH Division of General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
    • MGH Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
    • Lowell General Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds
    • MGH Hospital Medicine “Dilemmas & Difficult Cases” Ethics Case Conference

Community Engagement

Community engagement from the Center for Gun Violence Prevention is done through the MGH Gun Violence Prevention Coalition.

 Our partner organizations include:

  • Government agencies
    • Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Boston Police Department
  • Community organizations
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of Massachusetts
    • Grandmothers Against Gun Violence
    • League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
    • Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
    • Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
    • Moms Demand Action
    • Sandy Hook Promise
    • Stop Handgun Violence