CSGV endorses H.R. 8084, for which it provided expert guidance

The new site will serve as a comprehensive resource for gun violence prevention advocates, activists, and organizations, as well as researchers and reporters. It compiles data, research, and evidence-based recommendations for addressing America’s gun violence epidemic. 

RISING UNEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC TURMOIL COULD INCREASE RISK OF FIREARM SUICIDE WASHINGTON — Even as states begin to reopen, the looming health and economic consequences of mass isolation are drawing concern from experts in the suicide prevention space. The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a public health think tank that identifies and implements evidence-based policy solutions and …

FIREARM SUICIDE: THE EPIDEMIC WITHIN THE PANDEMIC OUR FOUR POINT PLAN TO ADDRESS FIREARM SUICIDE DURING THIS PERIOD OF ISOLATION, ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, ELEVATED STRESS, AND INCREASED ALCOHOL USE. Washington, DC – While COVID-19 is currently the most pressing public health emergency facing the nation, firearm suicide is an ongoing public health crisis that is exacerbated by …

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Marks National Public Health Week Washington, DC — April 6-12, 2020 marks National Public Health Week — an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). This week provides a crucial opportunity to discuss a number of public health crises, including gun violence in all its forms. Educational Fund …

FIREARM SUICIDE DEATHS REACH RECORD HIGH OF OVER 24,000, ACCORDING TO CDC REPORT ANALYSIS NEWLY-RELEASED CDC DATA SHOWS 578 MORE FIREARM SUICIDE DEATHS IN 2018 COMPARED TO 2017, CONTINUING A TREND OF ANNUAL INCREASES SINCE 2006. Washington, DC – For the second year in a row, American firearm deaths remained relatively steady at an all time …

A new report from the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence draws on new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reveal that 39,740 people died from gun violence in 2018, including 24,432 by suicide and 13,958 by homicide. The number of gun deaths remained relatively steady from 2017 to 2018, with 33 fewer deaths …

GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS This morning, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that $2.6 million in grant funding for community violence intervention programs is included in the 2020 budget. Governor Northam also announced that two new positions will be created at the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to …

Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Director of Research Translation Vicka Chaplin Issued the Following Statement: “As a military spouse, I recognize that firearms are essential to military culture but their lethal role in suicide among veterans, military service members, and their families should not be brushed aside in this discussion. “Today, America will reflect …

STATEMENT ON THE FATAL SHOOTING OF ATATIANA JEFFERSON Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Director of African-American & Community Outreach Kayla Hicks and Executive Director of the Community Justice Action Fund Amber Goodwin issued the following joint statement: “As Black women who have worked on the issue of gun violence for years, we join with …