Author: Alexandra de Leon

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…

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….

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…

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,…

The Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) club from Rainier Beach and Franklin High School paid Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center a visit June 9, 2022 at the Yesler Terrace Community Center. A variety…

The Office of Equity and Community Partnerships in the Director’s Office, Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC), is seeking a Disability Justice Manager (Project/Program Manager III) who will bring their lived experiences as well as their technical knowledge to…

A new study published this month in the Journal of Transfusion surveys the immediate availability of blood products within the WA Regional Trauma System. The study team surveyed all 82 trauma centers certified by the…

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Today, there are approximately 1.4 million trans adults…

The fight to end gun violence has never been more urgent. National Gun Violence Awareness Day (the first Friday in June) and Wear Orange Weekend (the accompanying weekend) will take place June 3-5, 2022. Wear…

Dear HIPRC Friends and Colleagues, It is difficult to know how to respond when tragedy strikes over and over again. For some, news of gun violence is shocking each time it occurs and in others…