The intersection between firearms and health care
The U.S. represents the second-highest number of gun deaths in the world. AFFIRM at the Aspen Institute (AAI) is dedicated to decreasing firearm-related harms, injuries, and deaths using a practical, scalable, and immediate health-based approach.
Christopher Barsotti, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Co-Founder and Program Director of AAI, Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP, Co-Founder and Senior Strategic Advisor of AAI, and Pamela Browner White, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Senior Vice President of Communications at ABIM and the ABIM Foundation, discussed AAI’s approach to firearm injury as a public health issue. Dr. Barsotti and Dr. Ranney also shed light on their work to reframe the national conversation surrounding firearm-related injuries and shared how they’ve built trust with gun owners and non-gun owners alike through community-led action groups.
- Building organizational trust in health care
- The overlooked role of physician trust in patients
- Advancing health equity and trust in health care
- Generating verified content to dispel misinformation
- Countering medical misinformation through social media
- Counteracting medical misinformation
- Building trust through community partnerships
- Intentionally building trust through system changes
- Addressing the loss of trust in safety culture
- Building trust after causing harm
- Building trust with the LGBTQ+ community
- Achieving quality and safety in health care starts with trust