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Vision | Mission |
Diversity and Inclusion

The IPRC’s Mission, Vision, and Diversity and Inclusion Statements reflect the breadth of our research expertise across multiple injury areas, our long history of engagement with the practice of injury and violence prevention, and our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusiveness in our research, practice, and partnerships.


The mission of the Injury Prevention Research Center is to advance injury and violence prevention through interdisciplinary research and training of the next generation of injury researchers and practitioners.


The Injury Prevention Research Center conducts innovative research, training, and outreach that strengthens and disseminates the scientific base for injury and violence prevention.

Commitment to diversity

UNC is an institution that is committed to providing an inclusive campus community that values and respects all members of our academic community and the many communities outside our institution. The IPRC is proud to be part of the state of North Carolina, and part of a university that has a diverse and inclusive environment that empowers the development of engaged and culturally competent global citizens. Diversity contributes to our strength, excellence and individual and institutional success.

Diversity, equity, inclusiveness and civility are core values of the IPRC. We strive to create a work environment that is welcoming, values all individuals, and supports their development. We value diversity and inclusiveness among our staff and those we work with. These include but are not limited to:

  • culture, racial/ethnic background, country of origin
  • gender identity and gender expression
  • age
  • socioeconomic status
  • physical ability and appearance
  • religious or spiritual beliefs
  • political views and perspectives
  • lived experience of involvement with the criminal justice system
  • lived experience of involvement with legal or illegal drugs
  • survival of abuse, neglect, or sexual or physical violence

Additional resources are available from UNC’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Commitment to supporting North Carolina businesses

In recognition of the importance of supporting the North Carolina economy, the Injury Prevention Research Center prefers to utilize locally-owned businesses and enterprises. This includes use of North Carolina-based service providers, vendors, and caterers.

Commitment to sustainability

Climate change impacts the risk of injury and violence through disruption to coastal communities, severe weather events, and heat-related injuries and conditions. In recognition of the importance of mitigating the effects of climate change, the Injury Prevention Research Center seeks to maximize the use of recyclable and reusable containers and packaging at all events, and in the workplace.