Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence

Type: Consensus Study
Topics: Public Health
Boards: HMD Executive Office, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Activity Description

An IOM and DBASSE committee developeed for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a proposed public health research agenda to improve knowledge of the causes of gun violence, the interventions that prevent gun violence, and strategies to minimize the public health burden of gun violence. To guide the development of the research agenda, the committee examined the following:

  • Characteristics of gun violence
  • Interventions and strategies to prevent or reduce gun-related injuries
  • Technologies that may reduce gun-related violence
  • Impact of violence in video games, the media, and social media on real-life violence
  • Potential risk and protective factors


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