Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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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.

Hidden Hazards: Preventing Window Falls

Each year, 3,500 to 5,000 U.S. children are hospitalized after falling from an open window. Window screens provide no protection against these tragedies and likely contribute to the risk of a fall. Learn more about how to prevent a window fall.

Recent Blog Posts

Age restrictions for handguns make little difference in homicides as US deals with ‘de facto availability’ of firearms

In the United States, individual state laws barring 18- to 20-year-olds from buying or possessing a handgun make little difference in the rate of homicides involving a gun by people in that age group, a…

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Featured INSIGHT Alumni: Sejal Patel

Under Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s (HIPRC) INSIGHT High School Summer Research Program, a group of students and I, led by Dr. Mooney, conducted a research project to find out how to reduce Washington…

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Firearm Injury Policy & Research Program awarded CDC Research Award

Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar has been awarded a three-year grant from the CDC for his study Culture, Longitudinal Patterns, and Safety Promotion of Handgun Carrying Among Rural Adolescents: Implications for Injury Prevention. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar’s study is…

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International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to building a culture of peace. We invite you to engage and celebrate this important day. Learn more here.

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Anyone can Help Prevent Suicide

Anyone Can Help Prevent Suicide The risk of suicide among young people ages 10 to 24 rose 56 percent over a ten-year period, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Among Latinos in Washington…

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New Study Looks at the Motivation for Firearm Purchases during the COVID-19 Pandemic

There has been a significant increase in national firearm purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the motivation for these purchases are fear of other people, the report concluded. Researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention &…

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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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