Category: Violence Prevention

Over the past two decades, suicide rate has increased in the United States by 36 percent. It’s also increasingly become one of the most common causes of death in the U.S., with a disproportionate increase…

Three Interventions to Address Firearm Injury and Death Amidst the rise of infections and deaths from COVID-19 in the United States, many other health issues have been overshadowed. However, the problem of firearm injuries and…

Trauma, which worldwide accounts for more than 5 million deaths per year, is a major cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. It has been estimated that improved trauma care could prevent as many…

Congratulations to HIPRC core faculty member, Dr. Rebecca Maine who was just awarded the University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative (UW PHI-HIPRC) exploratory research award. UW PHI awarded six pilot research grants to faculty-led teams…

Workplace violence in healthcare has continued to grow throughout the years. Inside hospital’s emergency departments there are frequent assaults against healthcare workers. Researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC), UW Medicine, the…

King County Medical Society has teamed up with UW Medicine to put on a virtual CME on Racism in Medicine. Specific areas of focus for this webinar include race-based health disparities, bias in medicine and…

HIPRC Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program co-director Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar spoke virtually with the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers & Rutgers University about firearm purchases & storage during COVID-19.  …

A new study finds that a majority of victims killed in an intimate partner homicide were killed with a firearm. Using data from the National Violence Death Reporting System (NVDRS), researchers at the Harborview Injury…

UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention Program, “Safer Homes, Suicide Aware,” was highlighted in a fascinating article by the New York Times published November 18, 2020. The article highlights suicide prevention efforts happening across 21 states, targeting…

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children and young adults in the U.S., approximately half involving firearms. In a new commentary posted in JAMA Network Open November 4th, researchers at the Harborview…