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Gun violence claims more than 100 lives every day in America. Hundreds more are shot and injured each day, and the effects of gun violence reach almost every American.
Two leading organizations dedicated to gun violence prevention—the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence—merged to form a new center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions combines the expertise of highly respected gun violence researchers with the skills of deeply experienced gun violence prevention advocates. We use a public health approach to conduct rigorous scientific research to identify a range of innovative solutions to gun violence. Because gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, we ground our work in equity and seek insights from those most impacted on appropriate solutions. Using the best available science, our Center works towards expanding evidence-based advocacy and policy-making efforts. This combination of expertise creates a unique opportunity to turn public health research into action that reduces deaths and injuries from gun violence.
Our donors partner with us to:
- Advocate for impactful interventions
- Research and publish articles and resources with lifesaving implications
- Disseminate our findings to reach the general public, decision-makers, policymakers, and advocates
- Train the next generation of gun violence prevention researchers
Gun violence, including suicides, is one of our nation's most pressing concerns for public health and safety. Yet government funding for research that could inform policies and programs to prevent gun violence is minuscule in comparison to the scope of the problem.
Through donations from foundations and individuals, we are able to answer some of the most important questions in gun violence by conducting policy analyses and research.
Our donors have invested in important, lifesaving discoveries about which programs and policies reduce gun violence, and we remain committed to translating these findings so policy makers in communities across the United States can apply them to their work.
We are grateful to our existing funders and can do even more with your support.
Perspectives from Center faculty: Gun Shy: How a lack of funds translates to inadequate research on gun violence in America