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-23-005: Research Grants to Inform Firearm-Related Violence and Injury Prevention Strategies (R01)

RFA-CE-23-006: Research Grants to Rigorously Evaluate Innovative and Promising Strategies to Prevent Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries (R01)

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

Vital Signs Report: Firearm Violence 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.