Students from U-M take gun violence research findings to Lansing to influence policy

Fifteen students from the University of Michigan School of Public Health recently traveled from Ann Arbor to the State Capitol to advocate for a public health concern they had identified as timely and vital—preventing gun violence across Michigan’s communities.

The students provided research-related information in advocating for House Bill 4706, which would provide safety measures for individuals at extreme risk of harming themselves or others, and for Senate Bill 293, which would implement child access prevention measures in an effort to keep firearms out of the hands of minors.

This experiential learning opportunity was the culmination of a one-credit independent study focused on effective public health advocacy.

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