About Us

Our history


The Injury & Violence Prevention Center (IVPC) was launched in August 2021 to drive evidence-based prevention of injuries and violence through research, training and education, and dissemination. IVPC builds off the work of the Program for Injury Prevention, Education & Research (PIPER), founded in 2011. IVPC is a collaborative initiative of the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. We are also supported by Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

Our mission


To drive evidence-based practice through discovery, translation and workforce development.

Our vision


To contribute to the significant reduction in injury and its outcomes in Colorado, the U.S., and the world as a function of high-quality research and effective practice.