Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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

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HIPRC is a worldwide leader in injury cause and prevention research. Come join our team, we are hiring for a number of positions. All applications must go through the UW Hires online portal.

Dementia & Firearms Safety

FREE online resource created to help older adults with cognitive impairment create a plan for the safekeeping of their firearms with their loved ones and care partners.

How to Talk to Your Child

When a disaster/tragedy strikes, your child will hear and see a lot that can be difficult to talk about. Read more about age-appropriate ways to address tragedy and alleviate anxiety in kids.

Recent Blog Posts

UW Medicine Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Abortion

As of June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey will have significant impacts nationally on healthcare justice, affecting the health, financial stability, and opportunity for many…

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Seattle magazine announces Top Doctors 2022

For more than two decades, Seattle magazine has published an annual list of the best physicians in the Puget Sound region. Harborview Injury & Prevention Research Center (HIPRC) congratulates the following Core and Associate Faculty…

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Washington State Drowning Prevention Network Encourages Extra Attention to Water Safety Amidst a Lifeguard Shortage

SEATTLE – June 22, 2022 – Washington State pools and beaches are facing a lifeguard shortage. This will lead to reduced operating hours and some closures of beaches and pools throughout summer. Swimming in areas…

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Rising Antimicrobial Resistance and the Role of the Patient Microbiome

One of the most frequent complications of modern surgery is healthcare-associated infection. Researchers at the University of Washington and University of Chicago have published a new review focused on the prevention of surgical site infections….

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Barriers and Facilitators to the ERPO Filing Process

Extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) are tools for preventing suicide and other forms of violence;  some states allow civilians to file ERPO petitions to remove firearms from someone expressing concerning behavior. New research led by…

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Juneteenth 2022

Juneteenth (June 19th) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger announced General Order NO. 3 to the people of Galveston,…

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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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