Amanda Dylina Morse, clinical instructor for the COPHP MPH program, was recently interviewed by NPR in a discussion of Washington’s FASTER program, which Morse helped to set up. Center for Disease Control and Prevention FASTER grants allow participating states to study firearm violence and prevention through electronic hospital records.
“it was the first time that the federal government has been able to really spend any kind of CDC money on firearm work in a very long time.”
Amanda Dylina Morse, clinical instructor, COPHP
“A large number of state- and county-level health departments were paid by CDC to engage in lots of sort of opioid-related surveillance and response work” and that FASTER mirrored some of those methods and procedures.