Kaiser puts $25M to gun violence prevention

Kaiser Permanente has committed $25 million to support gun violence prevention efforts spearheaded through its Center for Gun Violence Research and Education, the Oakland, Calif.-based system said Jan. 26.

Kaiser is also partnering with the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention to help oversee the center's work. HAVI is an organization that helps build violence prevention programs for hospitals and other organizations.

Kaiser launched the gun violence research center last June, funding $1.3 million in grants to nine recipients. The grants support efforts to prevent gun violence through care innovation, research and education.  

The health system's latest investment comes after a series of shootings left 24 people dead in three states this week, according to CNN. Overall, the U.S. has seen 40 mass shootings in 2023, The New York Times reported Jan. 24.

Editor's note: This article was updated Jan. 26 at 5:05 p.m. CT.

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