Prevention of Firearm Injuries Among Children and Adolescents: Consensus-Driven Research Agenda from


Although firearm injuries are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents, there is a lack of firearm injury research due to an absence of resources allocated to such studies. In order to help combat this deficiency, the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium, a National Institute for Child Health and Human Development–funded group of scientists and stakeholders, was formed in 2017. During the consortium, a nominal group technique process was used (including the 4 key steps of idea generation, round-robin, clarification, and voting and consensus) in order to generate 26 priority agenda items across 5 major thematic areas, including epidemiology and risk and protective factors, primary prevention, secondary prevention and sequelae, cross-cutting prevention factors, policy, and data enhancement.

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