Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program

The mission of the Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program (FIPRP) 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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FIPRP News

New CDC Vital Signs Report Firearm deaths show historic increase

Originally written & posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website Firearms were involved in 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides in 2020. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Assault-related injuries reported to police and treated by healthcare providers in the United States

A new study by the University of Washington Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center looks at differences between assault-related injuries reported to police and treated by healthcare providers. Using the National Crime Victimization Survey, researchers…

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Call for Abstracts/Symposia

Call for Abstracts/Symposia: 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention 2022 National Research Conference on Firearm Injury Prevention November 29 – December 01, 2022 Washington D.C. Call for Symposia and Abstracts Due Friday June…

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Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network Spring Meeting

Spring 2022 – Virtual Meeting Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT Location: Zoom  **email us to request a meeting invitation** Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network (Washington State FTPN) was…

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Facilitating the Integration of Firearm Injury Prevention into Healthcare through Community Collaboration: A Workshop

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be hosting a webinar exploring how firearm injury and mortality prevention can be integrated into routine care in health systems. FIPRP’s director, Dr. Fred Rivara will…

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Breaking down new 2022 Washington Firearm Laws

Governor Jay Inslee signed three new bills into law that address firearm safety measures. The bills are some of the strongest gun regulations to be passed by the Legislature in the state of Washington. HIPRC…

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Email: fiprp@uw.edu
Phone: (206) 744-9457
Fax: (206) 744-9962

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