Webinar: Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center Gun Violence Initiative

Learning Our Best Lessons and Outcomes by Studying Our Worst Incidents

Audio recording (MP3)

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) in partnership with the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center
Held October 5, 2018

The American Hospital Association’s Section for Metropolitan Hospitals, in partnership with our Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) initiative, invite you to our upcoming webinar. Hear about Harborview’s innovative approach to gun violence patterned on alcohol and substance abuse interventions. The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) is a worldwide leader in reducing the impact of injury and violence on lives through research, education, training and public awareness.

Founded in 1985, and in strong partnership with the region’s level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, Harborview Medical Center, HIPRC faculty and staff are devoted to conducting research, education and prevention programs aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and treatment programs.  Research priorities include: violence prevention; global injury; injury care; safe & active transport and traumatic brain injury.  HIPRC direct its research and programs towards those groups at greatest risk of injury: children, the elderly, the poor, people of color, and residents of underserved communities to achieve health equity after injury across the lifespan.


  • Understand HIPRC’s Gun Violence Initiative.
  • To learn the genesis of HIPRC and the underlying needs that led to its inception.
  • Hear about HIPRC’s research priorities including violence prevention; global injury; injury care; safe & active transport and traumatic brain injury.
  • Discover the partnership benefits to HIPRC, its partners and the patients they serve.
  • Learn how you can apply elements to your plans.
  • Obtain answers to your questions with an interactive Q & A session with presenters.

Please join us along with our leaders, Monica Vavilala, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Strategic Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology and HIPRC Director; Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD.,PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics and HPRC Violence Prevention Section Lead; and Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics.

For questions on registration and the webinar, contact Jumel Ola at jola@aha.org.

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