Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program

The Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program’s (FIPRP) mission is to reduce the impact of firearm injury and death on people’s lives through interdisciplinary research and collaboration with institutional, community, and governmental partners.

FIPRP Statement on recent gun violence:

Every death is an equal tragedy worthy of public attention. Every day in the United States, over 300 individuals are injured or killed by firearms. Media response to some shooting incidents but not others implies that we believe that some deaths are more deserving of acknowledgement. The incidents that receive media attention are not random and are socially patterned, reflecting a preference for non-oppressed communities. By responding to, and thus amplifying, incidents that are already receiving media attention, we would be reinforcing a hierarchy that places value on some lives but not others. For these reasons, FIPRP as a group does not respond publicly via press release, social media, or other official statements following every shooting, including those receiving widespread media attention. This includes international, national, and local incidents.

(Updated July 2021)

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Study finds gaps in awareness of state gun laws across the US

Nationwide, nineteen states and the District of Columbia have Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws, which provide legal mechanisms to temporarily restrict a person showing dangerous behavior toward self or others from accessing firearms. A recent national study…

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T4CIP’s #SaferStorage

Nationwide Children’s Trainees for Child Injury Prevention (T4CIP) is holding a Day of Action Wed., Oct. 27, 2021 promoting safer storage of firearms, featuring the Three Interventions Toolkit developed by HIPRC’s Firearm Injury Prevention &…

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2021 Young Investigator Grant Awarded

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention awarded Laura Prater, PhD, MPH the 2021 Young Investigator Grant to supplement and extend her work developing and refining a tool to aid in firearm suicide prevention for older persons…

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Dementia and Firearm Safety

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT Topics:  Violence and Injury Prevention Format:  Webinar Duration:  1 hour Cost:  Free Series:  Hot Topics in Practice Competency Domains:  Community Dimensions of Practice Skills Learning Objectives Describe…

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New R21/R33 Funded

Congratulations Laura C. Prater, MPH, MHA, PhD for your R21/R33 funding for your project titled, Shared Decision-Making for Firearm Safety among Older Adults with early changes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD). Certain conditions,…

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Study Recruitment: Do you own a firearm?

Are you 18+ years old, own a firearm or know someone who does? The Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program is wanting to hear your opinion on suicide prevention! Eligible candidates must be: Be 18+…

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FIPRP Directory

Phone: (206) 744-9457
Fax: (206) 744-9962

Mailing Address:
Box 359960
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104