It’s Seattle Pride 2015 weekend! It’s going to be a hot weekend, so remember to stay in the shade, wear sunscreen, and drink water. Some helpful links on LGBTQ health: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all […]
Dr. Mock, Editor for the Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition (DCP3) The World Bank will publish the nine volumes of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition (DCP3), in 2015-16. DCP3 will summarize and synthesize evidence of the effectiveness of global health interventions and provide comparative economic evaluation of policies to implement those interventions. The first volume, […]
As summer begins, that means lawns need mowing. However, that also means we need to think about lawn mower safety. From 2012-2014, an average of 36,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for walk-behind power mower injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC also estimates there were 35,000 consumer injuries related to riding mower incidents […]
The following information is brought to you by Safe Kids™ Skating and skateboarding can increase balance, agility, coordination and reaction time. It’s also pretty fun. With plenty of practice and these safety tips, your kids can roll smart and safe. The Hard Facts More than 80,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for skateboard-related […]
Dr. Beth Ebel at the May 21st Press Conference on Children Falling Out of Windows HIPRC Core Member Beth Ebel, MD, MSc, MPH (Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Services) spoke at the May 21st Press Conference on Children Falling Out of Windows. Each year, especially during the warmer spring […]
Kohl’s Helmet Safety Program at Seattle Children’s In partnership with Kohl’s Cares, Seattle Children’s Hospital travels Washington state providing free helmet fittings and giveaways for children year-round. They teach parents and kids how to properly fit every helmet they give away, but they don’t stop there. They also provide resources to teach you to fit […]
HIPRC Associate Member Dr. Brian Johnston Promoted to Associate Chief of Clinical Services, Division of General Pediatrics Dr. Brian Johnston, MD, MPH has accepted the position of Associate Chief of Clinical Services, Division of General Pediatrics, effective April 1st, 2015. In this role, Brian will be taking primary responsibility for all Division clinical operations. Brian will […]
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! See how people are promoting #BrainInjuryAwareness and letting people know they are #NotAloneInBrainInjury. HIPRC Core Member Rob Kaufman at the 3rd Annual Washington Safety Summit Rob Kaufman gave a presentation on “Crash Investigation/ Mechanisms of Injury” at the 3rd Annual Washington Safety Summit is hosted by Safe Kids Pierce County. Dr. Katie Flynn-O’Brien […]
It’s National Public Health Week! Learn more here about #NPHW. To kick things off, President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing the value public health workers deliver to our country every day. Take a look!
March is #BrainInjuryAwareness month! For some basic information, you can go to the CDC Injury Center. The CDC is also promoting their Heads Up program, you can follow their campaign on Twitter. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit […]
Safe Gun Storage event in Fife, WA on January 31st This event was sponsored by HIPRC, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, LOK IT UP, Safe Kids, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department, and SPORTCO. This event was the second in a series of four planned events around the State. The Seattle event was held in […]
The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) encourages collaboration with faculty and staff across the University of Washington to improve injury outcomes through research, education, training and outreach. The following is the criteria for selection and responsibilities of members appointed to HIPRC, who are expected to promote the mission by conducting research, training, outreach, and […]
Welcome to Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) Please explore our site to learn more about our commitment to reducing the impact of injury and violence on people’s lives through research, education, training and public awareness since 1985.
We are happy to announce that HIPRC is partnering with Safe Kids Pierce County, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and other agencies for a free gun lock box or trigger lock event this month. Sportco in Fife will be hosting the event from 11am-2pm on Saturday, January 31st and educating attendees about safe gun storage. If you’re […]
Next Early Career Injury Investigator Research Network (EIIRN) Meeting The next Early Career Injury Investigator Research Network (EIIRN) meeting on February 18th at 11AM at HIPRC. Graduate students, post-docs, T32 trainees, and early career investigators are invited to meet and mingle. There will be snacks! Director, Violence Section appointed to Executive Committee for National Medical […]
Safe Gun Storage Event HIPRC helped hold an event promoting safe storage of guns. People waited in line up to 4 hours to receive one of the 300+ lock boxes/trigger locks that were handed out at the event. A big thank you to all who participated in the safe gun storage event on Saturday, December […]