Stay Safe, Drive Sober
Drunk driving injuries and fatalities occur year-round, but the roadways can be particularly dangerous during the holidays. From 2008-2012, an average of 49 people died in traffic crashes in Washington between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Keep friends and family safe with these tips from HIPRC and ADAI:
- Choose a designated driver BEFORE you go out.
- Know your own limits. Impairment actually begins at levels below .08% BAC, the legal limit to drive.
- Take a taxi instead; it costs less than a DUI arrest, accident, or fatality.
KOMO NEWS STORY: Senior falls can be deadly
As we get older, we tend to fall more. For seniors, a fall can be fatal or result in premature death.
Drs. Frederick Rivara and David Fleming among "The Most Influential People of 2013."
The November issue of Seattle Magazine named Dr. Frederick Rivara, HIPRC faculty, and Dr. David Fleming, director and public health officer for Public Health-Seattle & King County, two of Seattle's most influential people of the year for their incredible work on gun violence prevention.
Dr. Douglas F. Zatzick, HIPRC faculty, awarded $1.7 M from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Douglas F. Zatzick, MD received a $1.7 M grant from PCORI to research trauma care, titled “A Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Optimal Patient-Centered Care for US Trauma Care Systems.”
Over the next three years, Dr. Zatzick and his team will aim to improve the quality of patient-centered care throughout US trauma center hospitals and emergency departments.