Firearm Violence Prevention

Firearm violence is a serious public health problem that impacts the health and safety of Americans. Important gaps remain in our knowledge about the problem and ways to prevent it. Addressing these gaps is an important step toward keeping individuals, families, schools, and communities safe from firearm violence and its consequences.

preventing firearm injuries
New Funding Opportunities for Firearm Research

RFA-CE-22-004: Research Grants to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries

RFA-CE-22-002: Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth

Vital Signs: Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen
Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen

Vital Signs Report: Firearm Prevention

CDC’s Vital Signs report focuses on firearm deaths, which continue to be a significant and growing public health problem in the United States. In 2020, 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides involved firearms.