Research on injury prevention is deemed independent from advocacy group. REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID

Researchers begin the first wave of US-funded gun injury prevention work in decades

Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the recipients of nearly $8 million in funding to 16 research groups across the US to study firearm injury prevention. Their objectives over the next few years are to find ways to enhance safety and lower gun deaths and crime, either by evaluating current strategies in practice or proposing new ones.

Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Health, received one of the CDC’s grants for research that will be focusing on following the long-term health of children who have been exposed either directly or indirectly to gun violence.

Via Quartz

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