MPS Signs Onto Gun Violence Prevention Research Funding Letter

In May, the MPS signed onto a gun violence prevention research funding letter that more than 430 national, state, and local medical, public health, and research organizations signed and that was sent to Senate and House offices to support funding for gun violence prevention research in June. The urged Congress to support providing $35 million for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), $25 million for the National Institute of Health (NIH), and $1 million for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for firearm morbidity and mortality prevention research as part of FY 2025 appropriations. This research is critical for developing a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to reducing firearm-related violence, including suicides, violent crime, and accidental shootings. Click here to view the letter.