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Study Details

Preventing Firearm Suicide Deaths Among Black or African American Adults

(IRB#: IRB_00169397)

The purpose of this study is to learn from community members and health professionals about firearm safety and how health systems can better help to prevent firearm suicides in Black or African American communities. Interviews will be conducted with African American community members who own firearms to better understand how they feel about discussing firearm safety with health professionals. Interviews will also be conducted with health professionals to identify ways to improve Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) for Black or African American adults. Each interview lasts up to 60 minutes and may be conducted over Zoom or in person. All information is confidential.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   From Home
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: From Home

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 years and older
  • Black or African American Adults or
  • Health professionals who work with adults of diverse racial/ethnic groups and focus on Black/African American community members
  • Ability to attend an interview via Zoom (technology on a phone, iPad, or computer requiring internet or cell service) or in-person

Exclusion Criteria

  • None other than the above-listed inclusion criteria

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Evan Goldstein


IRB#: IRB_00169397

PI: Evan Goldstein


Approval Date: 2023-08-25 21:38:00

Last Updated: 6/8/23