Blog posts

Nation’s leading health groups call to #EndTheBan

By Dr. Alice Chen

We have some huge news.

Doctors for America members spoke up by the thousands to make a national issue of the effective ban preventing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting gun violence research. And, today, the Nation's leading voices have signaled they have heard your calls.

Over 100 medical and public health groups, including the American Medical Association andAmerican Public Health Association, representing more than 1 million health professionals across the country have joined with members of the scientific community and research universities to urge Congress to end the ban on gun violence research and to fund this critical work at the CDC.

These calls echo the requests from 17 Senators and 53 members of Congress who recently urged for dedicated funds for the CDC to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence. 

Doctors and medical students know federal research has tackled some of our Nation’s most pressing public health challenges. We believe gun violence must be next.

Help spread the word by sharing this major development today!



We won’t stop fighting to #EndTheBan. Thanks for standing with us.

Share Your Comments


  1. Let us know what you think!

Your Comment


Join Doctors For America


or skip signup