Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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Featured News & Programs

Washington Firearm Safe Storage Map

This interactive map identifies local options for temporary, voluntary firearm storage. HIPRC’s Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program compiled this list of businesses and law enforcement agencies.

Keeping Your Family Safe During COVID-19

More time at home may increase risk for certain injuries. Learn more about mental health support, safe firearm storage, violence prevention, and more. Available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Hidden Hazards: Preventing Window Falls

Each year, 3,500 to 5,000 U.S. children are hospitalized after falling from an open window. Window screens provide no protection against these tragedies and likely contribute to the risk of a fall. Learn more about how to prevent a window fall.

Recent Blog Posts

R61 Research Project Funded

Several members of HIPRC’s Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program including Fred Rivara, MD, MPH, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD, MPH, Lauren Rooney, MPH,  and Emma Gause, MA, were awarded funding for their R61 research project…

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NWCPHP Helping to Prevent Sexual Violence

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) will be evaluating a Washington state school program aimed at reducing sexual violence. Adolescence is frequently when sexual violence is first experienced, as 40% of women with…

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Featured Faculty: Avanti Adhia, Shining the Spotlight on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From her time as an undergrad student at Columbia to her career in public health research, HIPRC postdoctoral scholar Avanti Adhia, ScD, has had a passion for helping others and making a change in the…

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Persons with Dementia in the State of Washington

Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws reduce firearm access among individuals who are at a high risk of harming themselves or others. ERPOs can be requested by petitioners (household or family member, law enforcement) in…

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Dr. Fred Rivara honored as “50 Changemakers of Public Health”

To celebrate the UW School of Public Health’s 50 years of impact, the School is recognizing 50 alumni from around the world who have a demonstrated record of distinguished service and achievement across public health…

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K23 Award given to HIPRC Associate Member

HIRPC associate member Molly Fuentes, MD, received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) for her project titled, “A New Model of Rehabilitation to Meet the Cultural Needs of American Indian/Alaska Native Children with Disabilities”….

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About Us

We conduct research, train scientists, educate public health practitioners, and implement prevention programs to achieve injury-related health equity across the lifespan.


We are dedicated to leading and supporting the best in injury research and to embracing the principles of health equity.

Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program

Through FIPRP, we are reducing the impact of firearm injury and death on people’s lives through interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Training & Education

We are creating a pipeline of skilled, insightful, and productive investigators who will advance the field of injury control science in response to community needs.

Community Outreach

We work with diverse communities to identify injury prevention concerns and collaborate with community and policy partners to prevent injuries.

Community Resources

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