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

Lauren Meador headshot

Lauren Meador MPH

Research Services Program Manager
  • Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Lauren is Dr. Emmy Betz’s research program manager, joining the team in July 2019 after relocating to Colorado from Brooklyn, NY. Lauren previously served as the assistant director of the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. She holds a Master of Public Health degree, with a focus on policy and management, from the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Development Sociology from Cornell University.

Research team

Lauren Meador headshot

Lauren Meador MPH

Research Services Program Manager
  • Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Lauren is Dr. Emmy Betz’s research program manager, joining the team in July 2019 after relocating to Colorado from Brooklyn, NY. Lauren previously served as the assistant director of the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. She holds a Master of Public Health degree, with a focus on policy and management, from the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Development Sociology from Cornell University.

Resources


Educational webinars