Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

Together we have the power to prevent harm and suffering from injury and violence.

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.


Find guidance and resources on car seat and booster seat types, installation, recalls, and more, including information on Washington’s updated booster seat law. Available in English and Spanish.

Recent Blog Posts

New Research Looks at the Relationship Between Age, Period, and Cohort Effects in Firearm Homicides and Suicides in the US

Firearm homicide and suicide rates have varied over time due to a number of factors. Researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC), UW Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology of the University…

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New Study will Provide Comprehensive Information on Non-Fatal Firearm Injuries

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) has been awarded a 2-year grant by the National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research for a multi-center, prospective study to improve the understanding of individual…

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Featured Faculty: Meet HIPRC’s Summer MPH Practicum Student

Saida Mahamud, BA will be working alongside the outreach & communication team throughout the summer. She’s currently a second-year Masters in Public Health student in the Department of Global Health earning a certificate in International…

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New Study Shows Relationship between Economic insecurity and Intimate Partner Homicides

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the largest cash transfer programs for low-income working families in the USA. Researchers at Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC), UW Medicine and the Department…

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Sign-ups Available for Mock Study Section

The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center is hosting a Mock Study Section on August 7th. The goal of this section is to provide graduate students, fellows and junior investigators with insight into how NIH…

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Safe Storage Policies and Practices for Firearms Issued to Law Enforcement Officers in WA

New research featured in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology looks at the issuance of locking devices and safe storage policies among law enforcement agencies in Washington State. HIPRC Core member & HIPRC lead…

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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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