Firearm Injury Policy & Research Program awarded CDC Research Award

Firearm Injury Policy & Research Program awarded CDC Research Award

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: September 23rd, 2020

Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar has been awarded a three-year grant from the CDC for his study Culture, Longitudinal Patterns, and Safety Promotion of Handgun Carrying Among Rural Adolescents: Implications for Injury Prevention. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar’s study is one of the first studies that plans to identify the context, antecedents, and consequences of handgun carrying among adolescents who live in rural communities in order to inform culturally appropriate and community-specific interventions.

The CDC awarded 16 different studies for research to better understand and prevent firearm violence. This September marks an important milestone in progress toward prevention, as CDC awards funding for research to understand and prevent firearm violence. This research will help keep individuals, families, schools, and communities safe from firearm violence and its consequences.

For more on the CDC’s Firearm Violence Prevention Funded Research, visit their page for more information.

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