Working with gun shop owners and public health officials, Dr. Betz built a broad coalition to decrease gun suicide in a way that gets beyond traditional partisan boundaries. By creating maps of facilities that can safely store firearms, this program can help people at risk for suicide without invoking red flag laws.
Marian Betz, M.D., M.P.H. is leading a project examining the perspectives of firearm suppliers and firearm users in Colorado and Washington on these statewide firearm storage maps. The researchers will also develop an implementation toolkit for other states considering or creating firearm storage maps.
Jacqueline Ward-Gaines, MD, was featured on the cover of Momentum, our annual publication that highlights the impact of philanthropic support at CU Anschutz and the lives of those who serve, and celebrates the partnerships that make our work possible.