U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has declared firearm violence a public health crisis, saying it’s time to deploy approaches similar to lifesaving anti-smoking and traffic safety campaigns to decrease deaths and injuries caused by guns.

Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, School of Public Health and Michigan Medicine have endorsed this framework for decades, sharing critical data supporting this approach. Multiple U-M projects and publications are referenced in the Surgeon General’s full advisory.

U-M experts advisory

Additional media mentions about the U-M experts

Newswise

IHPI

Additional media about the Surgeon General’s announcement

CNN

The Washington Post

The New York Times

The Associated Press

Washington Examiner

The Washington Times

Science News

Truthout

Fierce Healthcare

The Lund Report

Up North Live

Michigan Chronicle

Oregon Capital Chronicle