Jun 2024

United States Surgeon General’s Advisory on Firearm Violence in America

United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a landmark advisory declaring firearm violence in America to be a public health crisis with devastating and far-reaching consequences for the nation’s health and well-being.

For over 15 years, the University of Chicago Crime Lab has designed and scaled data-driven innovations to reduce gun violence, and we deeply appreciate the Surgeon General’s focus on this urgent public health challenge.

Watch Dr. Murthy’s video message and read the full advisory to learn more.

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VP Kamala Harris Recognizes End of Community Violence Awareness Week and Acknowledges the Historic Graduation of Pioneering CVI Leadership Academy’s Inaugural Cohort at White House Ceremony.

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