Finding the FACTS
FACTS, The Firearm and Children Teen Research Consortium, is a coalition of university researchers, practitioners, and firearm owners studying causes and solutions to child and adolescent firearm injury and death. As a community partner, AZFGS connects researchers to survivors and impacted communities and contributes to research initiatives.
The consortium believes that by building the knowledge base through research, we can decrease child and adolescent firearm injuries and death. Our core mission includes these immediate activities:
- Defining a pediatric-specific injury research agenda to guide research priorities
- Stimulating and conducting novel firearm prevention research to inform the field and guide best practices
- Improving access to and use of national firearm data through development of an online data repository where researchers can easily access data
- Training research scholars across disciplines who will advance the next generation of research