Pediatrician Advocacy Paves Way for Gun Violence Prevention Research Funding

For more than two decades, federally funded research to prevent gun violence has been at a standstill. This is ending in 2020.

After years of pediatrician advocacy, Congress included money for gun violence prevention research in a spending package to fund the government. This bipartisan victory for children’s health provides $25 million for research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health.

“The significance of this moment, hard-fought and tirelessly led by pediatricians across specialties and backgrounds, cannot be overstated,” AAP Immediate Past President Kyle E. Yasuda, M.D., FAAP, said in a press statement.

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