APA Applauds Efforts Around Bill to Address Law Enforcement, Mental Health Systems Response to Violence

Legislation also supports federal gun violence prevention research

APA sent a May 28, 2014, letter (PDF, 119KB) to Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., commending their efforts around introduction of the Promoting Healthy Minds for Healthy Communities Act (H.R. 4783). This legislation seeks to improve the law enforcement and mental health system response to violent incidents and to affirm the authority of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out gun violence prevention research. APA consulted with these offices during drafting of the bill and will continue to advocate for sound policies based on the best available science.

APA maintains a strong commitment to gun violence prevention and violence prevention research. Please sign up for APA's Federal Action Network to engage on APA's advocacy priorities on this and other critical public policy issues.