The Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative strives to coordinate, synergize, and stimulate effective, innovative approaches to firearm injury prevention in Colorado and across the U.S. through:
- Collaboration: Partnership and engagement with impacted communities and those with lived experiences optimizes identification and impact of effective, acceptable solutions. Additionally, realizing our vision of a future with zero firearm-related injuries
or deaths is only possible through the development of diverse networks of collaborators.
- Research: Action-oriented, innovative research, including evaluation, supports the development and dissemination of effective, acceptable approaches to firearm injury and violence prevention.
- Education: Outstanding education is needed to disseminate promising, effective approaches among affected communities, policy makers, front-line gatekeepers, and the public. Education and mentorship also strengthen and expands the next generation of
firearm-injury prevention researchers, practitioners, and professionals.