Turning great science into effective injury and violence prevention.
It’s what we do.

The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) develops, tests, and implements prevention solutions that reduce the impact of injury and violence in North Carolina and worldwide.

The Burden of Injury and Violence


Globally, 4.4 million people die as a result of injuries each year


Gender-based violence directly affects at least a third of U.S. women

1 in 7

Approximately 1 in 7 children suffer from child maltreatment in the U.S.


Each day, 220 Americans die from an opioid overdose


Traumatic brain injuries contribute to more than 20% of all injury deaths

IPRC's Impact

Impact Spotlight

Research in Action: The IPRC’s research and evaluation results are currently being used to strengthen "Establishing Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships and Environments," a CDC-funded initiative designed to create systems-level changes that will decrease child maltreatment throughout North Carolina.

Learn more about how the IPRC is making an impact in each of our five focus areas:

Over 500 practitioners from across North Carolina have been trained in injury and violence prevention through the Injury Free NC Academy

Between 2015-2022, IPRC core and affiliate researchers published 1,500+ peer-reviewed articles related to injury and violence prevention

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