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The Impact of Firearm Violence on the Health of our Communities

Dr. Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, presents "The Impact of Firearm Violence on the Health of our Communities."


Dr. Richmond discusses the complex factors leading to firearm violence, recognizing the burden this places on communities and investigating how to reduce its frequency and impact.

CDC Injury Control Research Centers

Since CDC began funding Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) in 1987, the ICRCs have advanced the injury and violence prevention field.


The following success stories detail the important work ICRC’s do to study injuries and violence and to put their research findings into action to save and protect lives. Success stories are arranged by research impact, training impact, and outreach impact.

CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)


CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.


Why Injury Prevention Matters Toolkit 


Focused on why injury prevention matters, this toolkit features two options for a newsletter/blog, social media posts, a sample letter to the editor, graphics, and an online quiz. The toolkit also contains a list of trusted resources from other groups, making it easy to find great materials to share with the communities you work with. Link here.

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Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact


Offered by Johns Hopkins University through Coursera, this online class explains the basic epidemiology of the epidemic, allows learners to consider the epidemic from their unique vantage points, and most importantly, identifies concrete, evidence-based approaches that learners can deploy to reduce opioid-related injuries and death. Link here.