Public Health Partnership for the Prevention of Firearm Violence

Our Mission: To Prevent Gun Violence in America by Applying Public Health Principles

We are a coalition working to reduce gun violence via public health approaches.

Who we are:

Families, survivors of gun violence and their families, public health workforce, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, ancillary medical personnel, researchers, scientists, statisticians, policy makers, legislators, educators, school systems, law enforcement, lawyers, professional societies, industry, faith-based institutions, veterans, gun owners, health insurance agencies, and all individuals and organizations committed to gun violence prevention. Partnership founders include APHA's Intersectional Council Gun Violence Prevention Workgroup and Maternal and Child Health Section.

Our focus areas:

Unintentional gun injury
Intentional gun injury to self
Intentional gun injury to others

Our values:

Respect, Consistency, Reliability, Attitude, Evidence-based research, Fairness, Community, Competence, Empowerment

Want to learn more about gun violence prevention or get involved?

Please contact us.

Useful gun violence prevention links

Research Summaries
Research Resources
APHA Resources

As a longtime advocate for violence prevention policies, APHA recognizes a comprehensive public health approach to addressing the growing gun violence crisis is necessary.

APHA's gun violence prevention resources include:

Education & Events
Resource Organizations

The following organizations and agencies are valuable resources for information about firearms and the health of the public: firearm injury prevention, firearm policy, firearm research, firearm ownership, firearms and interpersonal violence or suicide, mass shootings, children and firearms. While some of the organizations focus solely on issues related to firearms, others have a range of topics that they cover, but include firearm-related issues as part of their work. The links will take you to their websites so you can do a more thorough search of the work that they do.
Brady (formerly the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence)
Center for American Progress
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Everytown for Gun Safety
Moms Demand Action
Newtown Action Alliance
States United to Prevent Gun Violence
Violence Policy Center
Women Against Gun Violence


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