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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Perspectives of Female Veterans, VHA Providers, and Family Members on Preventing Firearm-Inflicted Suicides among Female Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Lindsey Monteith

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: December 2020 - May 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $113,131
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


BACKGROUND: In 2017, the age-adjusted suicide rate for female Veterans was 2.2 times that of female non- Veterans. This may relate to a substantial increase in the proportion of female Veterans using firearms as their means of death, particularly among women using Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care. Firearms are now the leading means of suicide among female Veterans. Lethal means safety (LMS; i.e., reducing access to lethal means when suicide risk is elevated) is a highly-recommended suic...

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