How Businesses Can Help in the Fight Against Gun Violence

How Businesses Can Help In The Fight Against Gun Violence - Tiger 517023

New York’s Northwell Health is known for having a Purpose. And not just talking about, but activating it with the “Raise Health” Movement and, recently, a major push for gun safety.

“We literally pull bullets out of babies,” Ramon Soto, Northwell’s chief marketing officer, calling gun violence affecting children a “national healthcare epidemic” that “doesn’t seem rational.”

At Northwell’s pediatric hospital, the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the number of gunshot victims seen this year is already at 23, compared with the just six-to-eight total in any of the preceding four years.

So, after the Centers for Disease Control reported in May that guns are now the leading cause of kids’ deaths in the U.S., with 13 of them succumbing daily, Northwell decided that its five-year-old push for gun safety — which has included such steps as establishing a Gun Violence Prevention Center — needed to go even further. 

The national effort is focused on breaking the taboo of talking about…

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This article was written by Scott Goodson and originally published on www.inc.com