The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

March 2020

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy



We are undoubtedly living in scary and uncertain times with the unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While this is a serious and tragic moment in history, we will prevail.


Amidst the growing pandemic, our work remains vital and does not end even when the public focus is not on gun violence. Our team wants to thank you for all that you do to keep the gun violence prevention movement moving forward, especially as we face COVID-19 and how it impacts gun violence. We would also like to especially thank the many of you who are healthcare workers on the frontlines of this pandemic — thank you for all you do to keep our country safe from both gun violence and COVID-19.


For those interested in behavioral health resources during this trying time, we recommend this robust resource guide compiled by Sarah Victor, PhD, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University. Our colleagues at the Coalition and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence also put together this shareable graphic of fundamental mental health resources.


On COVID-19 and Firearms:

Research Funding:

  • Last month, we shared the CDC announcement of a new funding opportunity for research grants to prevent firearm-related violence and injuries. NIH has followed suit and released two funding opportunities on the topic of firearm injury and mortality prevention research. The first is a competitive supplement opportunity for current NIH recipients. The second is a new funding opportunity announcement. The receipt date for applications is May 15, 2020.

National Public Health Week Twitter Chat:

  • Mark your calendars! National Public Health Week 2020 is April 6-12. To help kick things off, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence is hosting a Twitter chat on public health and gun violence prevention on Monday, April 6 from 3:00-4:00 pm ET. The Consortium (@Consortium_RBFP on twitter) will be joining the conversation and hope you will, too. Use the hashtag #PublicHealth4GVP to participate.

As a reminder, our newsletter archive is publicly available and we share the research recaps on Twitter throughout the month – join us! Please tag us in your tweets or email us your updates so we can amplify and highlight the gun violence prevention work you’re doing.


Stay safe, stay healthy, and take care of each other.




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