KCMS's Focus on Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention
By: Nancy L. Belcher, Ph.D., MPA
CEO King County Medical Society & Community Foundation
The KCMS Delegate Council is working hard on many resolutions to present during the 2023 legislative cycle, including several focused on basic gun safety reforms. KCMS, as a medical society, has clarified its stance that gun safety is a public health issue.
KCMS has worked with the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center and is delighted to share their latest safety information.* Please share with your colleagues and patients.
Additionally, as many may remember, the KCMS Delegate Council wrote a resolution several years ago to support and expand the scope of Washington's Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention. We are proud to share that the office is now open. Thank you to Dr. Gregory Engel and Dr. Amish Dave for their commitment to this ongoing effort.
*This information was provided by another source. KCMS strives to apply the appropriate professional designation in its communications instead of the word 'provider' to accurately reflect and respect healthcare professionals' education, licenses, and scope of work.