Mission and vision


We coordinate, synergize, and stimulate collaborative approaches to firearm injury prevention in Colorado and nationally. Our mission is to collaboration, education, and scientific research to prevent firearm-related injuries and deaths of all types in all populations in Colorado and nationally.

We envision a future when there are zero firearm-related injuries or deaths in the United States.

Goals and values


Our goals are to use collaboration, education, and scientific research to prevent firearm-related injuries and deaths of all types in all populations in Colorado and nationally.

Collaboration
Serve as a model of collaboration and neutral (nonpolitical, nonjudgmental) hub of information.

Education
Deliver outstanding education with rigorous evaluation to demonstrate impact.

Research
Pursue action-oriented, innovative research to develop and disseminate effective, acceptable interventions

We demonstrate commitment to the following values through equitable, trustful collaborations; local and national engagement; scientific rigor; rigorous evaluation and accountability; context appropriate solutions; and sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

Health
Recognition of a common goal of health and security.

Diversity
Respect for diversity and consideration of a range of views.

Community
Engagement of affected communities and those with lived experience.

Our team


Director

Megan Johnson headshot

Megan Johnson MBA

Research Services Professional
  • Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Megan joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in June 2021. She grew up in Delaware and received her Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University while she was serving in the military. Megan served over six years on active duty as a Marine Corps Officer (Logistics) and continues to serve in the Reserves. Megan has a passion for the Armed Services and veteran community; she hopes to continue her education to one day assist within the areas of mental health, suicide prevention, trauma and depression as a clinical psychologist to aid current Department of Defense health initiatives.

Research team

Megan Johnson headshot

Megan Johnson MBA

Research Services Professional
  • Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Megan joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in June 2021. She grew up in Delaware and received her Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University while she was serving in the military. Megan served over six years on active duty as a Marine Corps Officer (Logistics) and continues to serve in the Reserves. Megan has a passion for the Armed Services and veteran community; she hopes to continue her education to one day assist within the areas of mental health, suicide prevention, trauma and depression as a clinical psychologist to aid current Department of Defense health initiatives.

Resources


Educational webinars