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Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol in Trauma Centers

Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center, Washington

Harborview’s alcohol screening and brief intervention program was found to significantly reduce subsequent alcohol use and decrease the chance of repeat trauma center admission by nearly 50%.

Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol in Trauma Centers [PDF 2.18 MB]

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Child Booster Seat Research

Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center, Washington

"Booster seats are inexpensive and easy to use. Our campaign let parents know that children between 4 and 8 need a booster seat so that the car's seat belt can fully protect them in a crash."
- Beth Ebel, MD, MSc, MPH HIPRC Director and Lead Research Investigator

Child Booster Seat Research [PDF 106 KB]

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Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core VIPP)
Injury is a leading killer in all 50 states. However, due to variations in geography, weather conditions, and population groups, injury problems often vary between states. Through the Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core VIPP), CDC supports grantee partners to build capacity related to the prevention and control of injuries and to develop or strengthen their injury surveillance programs, particularly those with a focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program
Sexual violence, including rape, is preventable. Recognizing this, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. This landmark legislation established the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the RPE program is to strengthen sexual violence prevention efforts. It operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and six U.S. territories.

Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs)
Injury Control Research Centers conduct research in all three core phases of injury control (prevention, acute care, and rehabilitation) and serve as training centers as well as information centers for the public. Research design in these centers is interdisciplinary and incorporates the fields of medicine, engineering, epidemiology, law, and criminal justice, behavioral and social sciences, biostatistics, public health, and biomechanics.

Residential Fire-related Injury Prevention
CDC’s Injury Center funds 16 states to deliver a Smoke Alarm Installation and Fire Safety Education (SAIFE) program. For each year of funding, state health departments solicit participation from at least two eligible communities.

Extramural Research Awards

  • Currently funded awards in Washington:
Begin Period of Performance*End Period of Performance*TopicFunding TypeProject Title
2010/09/012012/08/31Injury Prevention - Motor VehicleGrantComparative Effectiveness of Two Interventions for Teen Distracted Driving
2010/09/012012/08/31Injury Prevention - PoisoningGrantEvaluation of the Washington State Guidelines on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Pain

Note: This listing is not inclusive of all programs, activities, and research funded by CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).

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