Surveillance in Action: Producing and Disseminating County-Level Data for Firearm Injury Prevention


Presented November 8, 2018.

The data and program leads from Public Health – Seattle & King County’s firearm data team will discuss how their local health department produces and analyzes some of the best available firearm injury prevention data in the country, including information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) firearm module. We will describe how our data have been used in community, policy, and health care settings and discuss relevant lessons learned.


Myduc Ta, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit, Public Health - Seattle and King County 
Karyn Brownson, MSW, Community Safety Manager, Violence & Injury Prevention Unit, Public Health - Seattle & King County

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November 15, 2018

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