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Ali Rowhani-Rahbar Discusses Planning for Gun Violence

Posted: 11/21/2017 (CSDE in the News)

Affiliate Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, co-authored a recent Crosscut article that addresses planning for gun violence in light of recent shootings across the nation. Within the past two months alone, there have been shootings in Las Vegas, San Antonio, and now Red Bluff, California. According to the authors, “We have become so inured to gun violence that we plan around it instead of planning to stop it.” One such effort to plan around gun violence is Stop the Bleed, a national campaign aimed at providing education and equipment that will enable individuals to stop fatal bleeding. The authors underscore the importance of the initiative’s efforts to empower individuals to take potentially life-saving action in the event of gun violence. “This is not a call to live in fear, but a call to live with awareness,” they said. “We are not helpless in the face of gun violence, and bleeding control is a step to reducing its harm.” The full article is available below.

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