For serious public health problems, such as motor vehicle crashes, our nation has turned to scientific evidence to prevent injuries. Firearms should be no different.
Much more can be done to address this problem, and so through the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, we can harness research, scholarship and community partnerships to inform policies that protect people.
Support Firearm Injury Prevention Research
More Michigan residents have died as a result of firearms than from opioids over the past decade, but political polarization around this issue has resulted in limited science, minimal research funding and a dearth of faculty scholars focused on this field of study.
On a per-death basis, funding for pediatric firearm research is 30 times lower than it would have to be to keep pace with research on other child health threats, according to a study led by U-M researchers.
The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, launched in 2021, is working to change that by formulating and answering critical questions around firearm injury prevention — all while respecting the rights of responsible, law-abiding firearm owners.
Financial support is crucial so that university researchers and external partners can work together to generate new knowledge and advance innovative solutions.
Make a Difference
Philanthropic partnerships will continue to play an essential role in our collaborative work to reduce firearm injury.
Join the U-M community as we work to address this serious public health crisis.
Discuss how you can help by contacting:
- David Thompson, Director of Development, Office of the Vice President for Research, email@example.com