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:
- Supported the introduction of the bill.
- Discussed the resolution recently adopted by APA and authored by its Policy Review Task Force on the Prediction and Prevention of Gun Violence.
- Gave an overview of important gun violence facts in America.
- Discussed potential public health solutions for the nation’s gun violence epidemic.
APA advocates firearm research and violence prevention policies. Please consider signing up for APA’s Federal Action Network to get involved.