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, 4.8 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 4

Approximately 1 in 4 children suffer from child abuse or neglect in their lifetime


Each day, 115 Americans die from an opioid overdose


Traumatic brain injuries contribute to 30% 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:

306 practitioners from across North Carolina were trained in injury and violence prevention through the Injury Free NC Academy

Between 2015-2019, IPRC core and affiliate researchers published 1,054 peer-reviewed articles related to injury and violence prevention

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