Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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

Featured News & Programs

Applications Now Open

Our 2023 INSIGHT Summer Research Program applications are officially open! Happening virtually June 20 – August 10, 2023.

Firearm Storage Toolkit

FREE toolkit developed with the University of Colorado, as a nationwide initiative to help more states create an interactive voluntary firearm storage sitemap.

Monthly Observances

This month, HIPRC celebrates Black American History and its theme of "RESISTANCE," in addition to National Burn Awareness Week and other important days of awareness.

Recent Blog Posts

Gun violence: Identify the role of ‘othering’

In response to The Seattle Times Opinion-Editorial written by Drs. Laura Prater & Fred Rivara, Dr. Ken Jaffe wrote a piece highlighting an additional strategy to combat gun violence. Read Dr. Jaffe’s response here >…

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WHO Executive Board recommends that World Health Assembly adopt its resolution on drowning

The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board has adopted decision EB152/CONF./2 “Accelerating Action on Global Drowning Prevention” which recommends to the Seventy-Sixth World Health Assembly the adoption of a resolution to address the global drowning…

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The Invisible Injury that Carries Big Impact

Written by Eleanor Licata for UW Medicine. Imagine your kid on the soccer field. They jump to head the ball, collide with another player, and end up with a concussion. They don’t need surgery or…

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Outreach Learning Series: Engaging High School Students in Injury & Violence Prevention Careers

The Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) club from Rainier Beach and Franklin High School paid HIPRC a visit January 26 for the “Outreach Learning Series: Engaging High School Students in Injury & Violence Prevention Careers”…

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Celebrating Black American History

Join HIPRC in celebrating Black American History by learning and reflecting on the achievements, influences and legacies of our fellow Black Americans. Each year, communities across our nation rise together in celebrating Black American History with…

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Untangling America from Gun Violence (SeattleTimes Opinion)

In a new Seattle Times Opinion-Editorial, FIPRP Director. Dr. Fred Rivara and Co-director, Dr. Laura Prater, discuss strategies to combat firearm-violence. The opinion-editorial discusses steps individuals can take to protect themselves, their families, and their…

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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

Our University of Washington Partners

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