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

Our team


Director

Ginny McCarthy headshot

Ginny McCarthy MPH, MDiv

DrPH student

Ginny McCarthy is a DrPH candidate in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health. Ginny joined the Colorado School of Public Health to work closely with the Injury & Violence Prevention Center on firearm injury and prevention in the realm in interpersonal violence and suicide prevention. Building upon her previous work the Chicagoland area, Ginny hopes to utilize geospatial technology and mobile health platforms to enhance multisector collaboration and access to resources around firearm injury prevention for individuals and communities.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • MPH, Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago
  • MDiv, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Boston College
  • BA, Spanish, Saint Louis University
  • BA, Theological Studies, Saint Louis University

Research team

Ginny McCarthy headshot

Ginny McCarthy MPH, MDiv

DrPH student

Ginny McCarthy is a DrPH candidate in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health. Ginny joined the Colorado School of Public Health to work closely with the Injury & Violence Prevention Center on firearm injury and prevention in the realm in interpersonal violence and suicide prevention. Building upon her previous work the Chicagoland area, Ginny hopes to utilize geospatial technology and mobile health platforms to enhance multisector collaboration and access to resources around firearm injury prevention for individuals and communities.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • MPH, Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago
  • MDiv, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Boston College
  • BA, Spanish, Saint Louis University
  • BA, Theological Studies, Saint Louis University

Resources


Educational webinars