The Firearm and Injury Center at Penn

Updated 2011 Resource Book on Firearm Injury in the U.S. available (link)

NEW TIPS: 10 things every health care professional (and everyone else) should know about firearm injury (link)

FICAP is participating in the National Network of Hospital- based Violence Interventions Programs. To learn more about this resource visit:

FICAP gratefully acknowledges a recent donation from Mindy B. Zeitzer, M.S. in honor of Dr. Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN.

Program for gunshot survivors (PIRIS) victim of budget cuts.

Click here for Dr Charles Branas' article titled Alcohol Consumption, Alcohol Outlets, and the Risk of Being Assaulted With a Gun, April 2009.

Click here for some useful violence prevention tips!

Click here for a summary of the recommendations made by the National Research Collaborative on Firearm Violence, published in Injury Prevention April 2007.

Click here for a transcript of FICAP Program Director, C. William Schwab's testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the emergency care crisis.




The mission of FICAP is to create safer communities through the systematic reduction of injury and its repercussions to the individual, family, and society. FICAP seeks to achieve its mission by stimulating firearm and injury research, supporting efforts to translate research findings into practice, and broadly disseminating information to policymakers.  
The Firearm & Injury Center at Penn, founded in 1997, was established in the Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. FICAP is a unique collaboration among healthcare professionals, researchers and communities to address the magnitude and impact of firearm injury and violence.  

For information on donating to FICAP,
please contact us at: (215) 615-0161 or

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