AHE Gun Violence Prevention Grants Program: Jefferson Health

topic area

Community Violence


Jefferson Health


Gun locks are an inexpensive and effective method of improving firearm storage safety to reduce injury — however, there is little evidence about the use of safe storage after gun lock distribution among urban populations. Utilizing a mobile screening van, the Jefferson Health team will develop, implement, and evaluate a safe gun storage initiative in which gun locks and safe gun ownership educational materials are distributed to communities in the Greater Philadelphia region upon completion of a prostate screening. The goal of this research project is to understand if a mobile cancer screening van is an effective method of distributing firearm-safe storage devices. 

project leads

Stanton Miller, MD, MPH

Rosemary Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH

funding source

Accelerate Health Equity


One-year grant in progress. Anticipated end date: Fall 2024