FIPRP News

Featured Commentary on Firearm Policy and Youth Suicide

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…

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R61 Research Project Funded

Several members of HIPRC’s Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program including Fred Rivara, MD, MPH, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD, MPH, Lauren Rooney, MPH,  and Emma Gause, MA, were awarded funding for their R61 research project…

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Persons with Dementia in the State of Washington

Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws reduce firearm access among individuals who are at a high risk of harming themselves or others. ERPOs can be requested by petitioners (household or family member, law enforcement) in…

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Dr. Fred Rivara honored as “50 Changemakers of Public Health”

To celebrate the UW School of Public Health’s 50 years of impact, the School is recognizing 50 alumni from around the world who have a demonstrated record of distinguished service and achievement across public health…

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Acceptable Firearm Storage Informed by Stakeholders

An important way to reduce firearm injuries and deaths is safe storage of firearms in the home.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends, “the most effective measure to prevent suicide, homicide, and unintentional firearm-related…

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HIPRC Core member appointed as member of UW Population Health Initiative Executive Council

Congratulations to HIPRC core member Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar who was just appointed as a member of the UW Population Health Initiative (UW PHI) Executive Council. UW PHI mission is to address the most persistent and…

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