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.

National Injury Prevention Day

HIPRC and the UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention center, in partnership with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, are shining a light on youth suicide & safe storage. Harborview Medical Center will light up in green on Nov. 18, 2020.

Return to Learn

The HIPRC team is proud to conduct a CDC funded study testing a flexible, accessible, and comprehensive Return to Learn after concussion based protocol on best practice designed for academic accommodations to get high school students back in the classroom.

Recent Blog Posts

Firearms & Protective Orders in Intimate Partner Homicides

A new study finds that a majority of victims killed in an intimate partner homicide were killed with a firearm. Using data from the National Violence Death Reporting System (NVDRS), researchers at the Harborview Injury…

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UW Forefront’s Suicide Prevention Work highlighted by New York Times

UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention Program, “Safer Homes, Suicide Aware,” was highlighted in a fascinating article by the New York Times published November 18, 2020. The article highlights suicide prevention efforts happening across 21 states, targeting…

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INSIGHT Research Program Opens Applications for 2021

The INSIGHT Research Program has opened applications for summer 2021. The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and first-year medical students, and will run June 14 -Aug. 6, 2021. Over the course of eight weeks,…

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Featured Commentary on Firearm Policy and Youth Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children and young adults in the U.S., approximately half involving firearms. In a new commentary posted in JAMA Network Open November 4th, researchers at the Harborview…

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HIPRC Shines a Green Light on National Injury Prevention Day

Bodily injuries remain the leading cause of death and suffering among U.S. children and teens. Each day, 20 children die from preventable injuries—more than all other diseases combined.  In parallel, the nation’s second leading cause…

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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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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 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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