Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: Washington, DC (September 26, 2019) — “The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence was honored to support today’s ‘Community Responses to Gun Violence in our Cities’ hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee. We thank Chairman Nadler and members of the …

NEW FIREARM SUICIDE PREVENTION WEBSITE LAUNCHES Washington, DC (September 9, 2019) — As National Suicide Prevention Week begins, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence is pleased to announce the launch of our new Prevent Firearm Suicide website. Describing each of the four levels involved in firearm suicide prevention — individual, relationship, community, and societal — …

EXPERTS: IT IS TIME TO FUND GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION RESEARCH The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and researchers from across the country call for the Senate to fund gun violence prevention research Washington, DC (July 25,2019) — For more than two decades, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute …

GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Department of Criminal Justice Services will provide grant funding for community violence intervention programs. A statement from Governor Northam specified that “in addition to funding evidence-based programs, localities can use these grants to develop comprehensive strategies …

RESEARCHERS CALL ON SENATE TO PASS UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS Washington, DC (June 21, 2019) — It has been over 100 days since the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. Yesterday, a group of leading gun violence researchers from across the country wrote a letter in support of universal background checks and …

AFTER TWO DECADES, HOUSE VOTES TO FUND GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH The Educational to Stop Gun Violence applauds the House of Representatives for prioritizing gun violence research. Washington, DC (June 19, 2019) — For more than two decades, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have been left with a …

JOSH HORWITZ TO CONTRIBUTE TO FIRST-EVER GUN VIOLENCE MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz will serve as a guest faculty member for Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health’s massive open online course (MOOC) entitled “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.” The course — …

EXPERTS AGREE: IT IS THE TIME TO FUND GUN VIOLENCE RESEARCH The Educational to Stop Gun Violence commends the House Majority’s prioritization of gun violence research in Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations budget. Washington, DC (May 8, 2019) — For two decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) were left …

THE EDUCATIONAL FUND TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE MARKS NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK Washington, DC — April 1-7, 2019 marks National Public Health Week — an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). This week provides a crucial opportunity to discuss the public health crisis of gun violence and the evidence-based solutions that can save …

NEW CDC DATA SHOW THAT NEARLY 40,000 PEOPLE DIED BY GUNS IN 2017 Washington, DC (December 7, 2018) – New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that 39,773 people died from gun violence in 2017, an increase of over 1,100 deaths from 2016. Available on the WONDER database, data show that …