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NYAM Grey Literature Report

The July Grey Literature Report has been published.  It can be accessed here: http://www.greylit.org/reports/current.

This report’s main focus is on Family Planning, with a secondary focus on Gun Violence and Child & Adolescent Health.

Here are a few highlights:

The new 2013 Kids Count data book : state profiles of child well-being, by Annie C. Casey Foundation

“The Annie E. Casey Foundation has published the Data Book for each of the past 24 years, tracking the well-being of America’s children nationally and by state. As you read the 2013 Data Book, we want to remind you of an important change made last year. To take advantage of the tremendous growth in research and data on child development, we improved how we measure child well-being and rank states. The KIDS COUNT index now includes 16 child-level indicators across four domains: (1) Economic Well-Being, (2) Education, (3) Health and (4) Family and Community. This multifaceted index provides a more complex picture of child well-being in each state, especially in cases where a state excels in one or two areas but lags behind in others.”

Pre-publication Priorities for research to reduce the threat of firearm-related violence, by the National Academies Press

“Individuals use firearms legally for a variety of activities, including recreation, self-protection, and work. However, firearms can also be used to intimidate, coerce, or carry out threats of violence. Fatal and nonfatal firearm violence poses a serious threat to the safety and welfare of the American public. Although violent crime rates have declined in recent years, the U.S. rate of firearm-related deaths is the highest among industrialized countries. In 2010, incidents in the U.S. involving firearms injured or killed more than 105,000 Americans, of which there were twice as many nonfatal firearm-related injuries (73,505) than deaths. Nonfatal violence often has significant physical and psychological impacts, including psychological outcomes for those in proximity to individuals who are actually injured and die from gun violence. The recent, highly publicized, tragic mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado; Oak Creek, Wisconsin; and Tucson, Arizona, have sharpened the public’s interest in protecting our children and communities from the effects of firearm violence. In January 2013, President Obama issued 23 executive orders directing federal agencies to improve knowledge of the causes of firearm violence, the interventions that might prevent it, and strategies to minimize its public health burden. One of these executive orders noted that “[i]n addition to being a law enforcement challenge, firearm violence is also a…” For the purposes of this report, the terms “firearm violence,” “gun violence,” and “firearm-related violence” refer to morbidity and mortality associated with the possession and use of firearms. Firearms use a propellant or powder charge to fire a projectile and are distinct from other guns, such as BB, pellet, and other airsoft guns.”

State report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013, WHO

“The report is divided into three parts. Part 1 covers consumption and harm. Part 2 covers the policy response in the 10 action areas of the European action plan. Part 3 is a new way of presenting the major steps or milestones in the development of policy and action to reduce alcohol-related harm by country and year from 2006 to 2012. The policy developments are grouped according to the 10 action areas of the European action plan. It is our hope that the information provided can be used as a valuable source of information and that it will facilitate the process of introducing effective alcohol policies in Member States. Thanks to a grant from the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Regional Office will develop an online database with alcohol policy timelines, planned to be updated annually and include all Member States in the Region. This report will be followed by the next report in the series on the global status of alcohol and health, which will be published in 2014 and include country profiles for all WHO European Member States.”

We hope you will find the database useful! Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

The Grey Literature Team
The New York Academy of Medicine

greylithelp@nyam.org

www.greylit.org

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