Safer Study: Storing Firearms Prevents Harm Training Course


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is excited to announce the Safer Study to assess the effectiveness of the Safer training course.

This course was built in response to AAP member interest to increase skills around firearm injury prevention counseling, addressing the critical need for new, innovative approaches to prevent firearm injuries and deaths that occur every day across communities. VUMC will evaluate the reach, effectiveness, and firearm counseling maintenance of the Safer training platform as part of routine well-child visits in pediatric practices nationwide.

Safer Study

  • Self-selected participants will be requested to complete 3 brief (5-10 minute) surveys: Pre-course survey, Post-course survey, and one-month follow-up survey.
  • Eligible participants will receive up to $30 in gift cards for completing the study.

To participate in the Safer Study, register for the free Safer training course at

Additional Tools & Resources:

Visit the AAP Gun Safety and Injury Prevention Patient Care Page.

Annual Sponsors

Children's Minnesota
Gillette Children's
Hennepin Healthcare
University of Minnesota Health
Essentia Health
Mayo Clinic
Shriners Healthcare for Children-Twin Cities