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 celebrating and honoring Juneteenth and PRIDE month!

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

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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Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice in Long-Term Care

New research published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA) aimed to answer how evidence-based practices (EBPs) are implemented into long-term care (LTC) settings while also focusing on identifying factors that promote…

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Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Among U.S. Youth

During 2019 to 2021, the U.S. experienced one of the greatest increases in all-cause pediatric fatalities (ages 1-19 years) in more than 50 years, with increased mortality disproportionately resulting from preventable injuries. In May 2024,…

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HIPRC Trainee selected as 2024 Bonderman Fellow

Congratulations to the HIPRC Trainee, Anne Massey, MPH, PhD(c) selected as a 2024 Bonderman Fellow. Each year, a select group of UW students are provided a rare opportunity to independently travel the world as Bonderman…

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Washington Traffic Deaths Reach 33-Year High

For Immediate Release from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission: Washington experienced 810 traffic deaths in 2023 according to preliminary data collected by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC). This represents a 10% increase since 2022,…

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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.

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