APA Supports Introduction of Bill to Fund CDC Firearm Injury Prevention Research

Participates in press conference to raise awareness of the legislation

On May 21, 2014, Clinton Anderson, PhD, associate executive director for APA’s Public Interest Directorate, delivered remarks (PDF, 39KB) at a press conference to introduce federal legislation to fund gun violence prevention research. The bill, a collaboration by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., seeks an additional $10 million each year for six years for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate gun violence prevention and firearm safety. Anderson’s remarks:

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