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

Faris Omeragic headshot

Faris Omeragic

Research Services Professional
  • Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Faris Omeragic is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He previously worked as a student research assistant before joining the team full-time in 2019 and plans to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. Faris hopes to use his future medical education to open a nationwide clinic system in his home country of Bosnia that will provide much needed medical assistance.

Research team

Faris Omeragic headshot

Faris Omeragic

Research Services Professional
  • Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Faris Omeragic is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He previously worked as a student research assistant before joining the team full-time in 2019 and plans to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. Faris hopes to use his future medical education to open a nationwide clinic system in his home country of Bosnia that will provide much needed medical assistance.

Resources


Educational webinars