Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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Drowning Prevention

Nationwide, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in youth. Help keep kids and young swimmers safe by keeping them within arm’s reach at all times and designating a WATER WATCHER. Learn more tips to #BeWaterAware!

June 2024 Observances

Together, we can raise awareness of important IVP Summer Safety topics including Swim Safety, Boating Safety, Drowning Prevention and Water Safety, and Fireworks Safety... in addition to commemorating and celebrating JUNETEENTH and PRIDE!

Summer Safety Tips

Communities nationwide are beginning to enjoy warmer weather—share these important SUMMER SAFETY TOPICS with family, friends, and colleagues including Bicycle Safety, Drowning Prevention, Boating Safety, Heat Safety, Window Falls, Fireworks Safety, Campfire Safety, Car Seats & Booster Seats, and more!

Check out these FREE shareable resources for community stakeholders & organizations!


Recent Blog Posts

New Research Grant Funding Opportunity: Brain Injury Association of America

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is accepting Letters of Interest for dissertation awards and seed grants available through our Brain Injury Research Fund. Each year, researchers from across the country are invited to…

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2024 FREE Beach Swimming Lessons

This summer, FREE Beach Swimming Lessons will be hosted at all Seattle area lifeguarded swimming beaches for children ages 6-16. Sign up today for a midday or evening session! Beach Midday Sessions: Monday – Friday,…

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Safe States 2024: Blazing Trails of Progress & Innovation

The 2024 Safe States Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Conference will take place in Oregon at the Hilton Portland Downtown beginning Tuesday, August 20th through Thursday, August 22nd. This premiere conference is an opportunity is for injury and violence…

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Juneteenth 2024: Celebrating Freedom

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth (June 19th) marks the day in 1865 when a group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally learned that they were free from the institution of slavery. This was almost two-and-a-half…

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Intensive Care Unit Readmission in Injured Older Adults: Modifiable risk factors and implications

Preventing complications, and particularly respiratory complications and delirium in older trauma patients could lower the chances of intensive care unit (ICU) readmission and reduce the risk of death, researchers at the University of Washington School…

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2024 LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month

PRIDE today Today, LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month celebrates our nation’s diverse populations including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning one’s sexual or gender identity), Intersex, and other sexual orientations besides heterosexual. This observance began after the…

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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.

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.

Our University of Washington Partners

We appreciate your interest in making a gift to HIPRC. Your donation supports our mission to reduce the impact of injury and violence on people’s lives in the U.S. and globally.

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