Violence is a treatable public health ill

But 30 years ago, scientists at CDC published “Violence in America: A Public Health Approach,” which made the case that violence is something we can understand and prevent — if we base our response on science, focus our efforts on prevention and work collaboratively.

The public health approach to gun violence prevention is based on science because this is a cause-and-effect world. Things happen for a reason and if we can understand the reason or cause, we can change the effect.

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