One in 4 Colorado teens reported they could get access to a loaded gun within 24 hours, according to survey results published Monday. Nearly half of those teens said it would take them less than 10 minutes. “That’s a lot of access and those are short periods of time,” said ColoradoSPH DrPH candidate Virginia McCarthy, lead author of the study.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the CDPHE is teaming up with researchers from the Injury and Violence Prevention Center in the Colorado School of Public Health. They’ll create and maintain a resource bank of regularly updated and accurate materials regarding gun violence in Colorado.
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow visited on Friday for presentations on two initiatives that received Community Project Funding in the federal budget approved by Congress in December, both collaborations between the CU School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health.
The Injury and Violence Prevention Center (IVPC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2022 Injury and Violence Prevention Student Research Grants. The one-year grant awards, in the amount of $1,500 per project, were selected by a panel of center faculty from a large pool of applications submitted by students from various disciplines and schools.
“This resource bank is the first of its kind in that it will be developed through a state government/academic university partnership with engagement of communities and leaders across Colorado,” said Emmy Betz, ColoradoSPH professor and deputy director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center.