Project: Preventing Gun Injury and Death
In partnership with several health systems, CHIBE Associate Director Rinad Beidas, PhD, is using behavioral science principles to increase implementation of a universal safe firearm storage program in pediatric primary care. Working with various stakeholders (e.g. firearm experts, firearm safety instructors, parents/guardians, clinicians, and health system leadership), Dr. Beidas and her team are collaborating on a shared mission to keep kids safe with the best science we have. With funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), this team will test what methods can increase universal safe firearm storage in the pediatric primary care setting: either an EHR implementation strategy (nudge) or the EHR implementation strategy plus 1 year of facilitation to target implementation barriers (nudge+). This project demonstrates the ability CHIBE members have to bring together diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively, and it has real impact to save lives.