Aligned with the American Association of Pediatric's recommendations on gun safety, the purpose of the Stamford Pediatric Gun Safety Project is to support local pediatricians with the tools and encouragement to provide families with advice on firearms in the home. The Project encourages pediatricians to engage with parents and guardians to regularly incorporate gun safety into routine wellness visits, and aims to address barriers to preventing youth suicide, gun injury, and unintentional death.

The Stamford Pediatric Gun Safety Project intends to avert tragedy by implementing a quantitative survey of primary care pediatricians to collect data to ascertain the barriers in doctors’ communications with patients in discussing gun safety. The Project will follow up by addressing any barriers discovered and employing possible solutions.