Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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

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HIPRC Health Assessment

We completed an innovative Health Assessment addressing equity gaps in publicly available injury and violence data collection in King County, WA & our region.

Three Interventions Toolkit

A digital toolkit featuring three interventions to address firearm injury and death: Firearm Safe Storage, Voluntary Waiver of Firearm Rights, & Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO).

INSIGHT HS Application Open

The 2022 INSIGHT High School Program is an exciting and interactive four-week program designed to introduce students to public health, biomedical research, & medicine.

Recent Blog Posts

New CDC Vital Signs Report Firearm deaths show historic increase

Originally written & posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website Firearms were involved in 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides in 2020. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Assault-related injuries reported to police and treated by healthcare providers in the United States

A new study by the University of Washington Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center looks at differences between assault-related injuries reported to police and treated by healthcare providers. Using the National Crime Victimization Survey, researchers…

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Qualitative Methods Series

The HIPRC Research Core Presents: Qualitative Methods Series Facilitated by Research Core Associate Director, Dr. Megan Moore Interested in learning about new qualitative methods in injury research from scholars in the field? Want to discuss…

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HIPRC Featured on CDC Success Stories

“Through HIPRC’s innovations, the UW INSIGHT Program increased reach and scale to train the next generation of researchers, public health experts and clinicians focused on injury prevention and treatment. HIPRC’s goal is to continue using…

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2021 INSIGHT Alumna presents research project to University of Michigan

Our 2021 INSIGHT Alumna, Cara Starnes, BS, was invited to present her INSIGHT Research project for the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Symposium. Starnes was one of five awardees selected to receive a travel award…

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Call for Abstracts/Symposia

Call for Abstracts/Symposia: 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention November 29 – December 01, 2022 Washington D.C. Call for Symposia and Abstracts Due Friday June…

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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 University of Washington Partners

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