Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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In observance of National Injury Prevention Day, HIPRC and community partners hosted a FREE (Virtual) Student Lifeguard Workshop OPEN TO ALL King County High School students. Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Click to learn how!

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Applications are open for the HIPRC's INSIGHT Summer Research Program! Undergraduate, Graduate, & First-Year Medical students are encouraged to APPLY! The 2024 program kicks off June 10 – August 2.

December Observances

IN DECEMBER, we recognize Holiday Hazards, Winter Safety, and International Human Rights Day.

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Recent Blog Posts

HIPRC Co-Founder, Dr. Abraham B. Bergman, Remembered for Child Advocacy

  Dr. Abraham “Abe” B. Bergman, the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s Co-Founder, who spent his career working on the prevention of injuries to children, passed away November 10, in Seattle. As Chief of…

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2023 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

Originally published by UW Insider on 11/8/2023. The University of Washington will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the UW Seattle, Medal of Honor…

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New CDC Vital Signs Report: Health Workers Face a Mental Health Crisis

More than double the number of health workers reported harassment at work in 2022 than in 2018. Now, health workers are reporting burnout and symptoms of poor mental health at levels higher than before the…

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Honoring Native American Heritage

Native American Heritage Month 2023 Each November, we honor the Strength, Culture, and Healing of our nation’s Native people. Historically, our nation’s observance of Native American Heritage has focused on the role Native people have…

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2023 Recipient of the Lyndon Haviland Public Health Mentoring Award

Originally published by UW Tacoma on October 16, 2023 “SIMPLY SOMETHING I DO” Dr. Sharon Laing is an associate professor in the UW Tacoma School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership and an adjunct associate professor…

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National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month In October, our nation highlights the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health. Studies show that the earlier an individual begins smoking, drinking,…

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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.

Our University of Washington 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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