Priorities for research to reduce the threat of firearm-related violence
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Responding to an executive order issued by the president, the CDC commissioned the Institute of Medicine to convene a committee tasked with developing a potential research agenda that focuses on the causes of, possible interventions to, and strategies to minimize the burden of firearm-related violence (homicide, suicide as well as harm to others and self-harm). The committee’s proposed research agenda, designed to produce results in 3 to 5 years, focuses on the characteristics of firearm violence, risk and protective factors, interventions and strategies, the impact of gun safety technology, and the influence of video games and other media.