Five research teams at the University of Michigan recently received grants totaling $2.1 million to launch new projects designed to address the root causes of, and potential solutions for, important issues surrounding firearm injury.

The funding is part of a broad federal investment that aims to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths.

More than 48,000 individuals across the United States died in 2021 as the result of firearm injuries, and firearms are the leading cause of death nationwide for children and teens ages 1-19.

With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, U-M researchers will lead projects addressing multiple firearm violence topics, including prevention strategies for unintentional firearm-related harms in early childhood, interventions for suicide prevention and strategies to help reduce firearm violence among minority youth.

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