The Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) is an initiative, launched in 2011, that aims to reduce injury and its outcomes in Colorado and around the world through high quality research and effective practice. Our goals include:
- Research: Conduct cutting edge research on injury and violence issues
- Community Programs: Conduct high-quality injury and violence prevention activities in the community setting
- Policy: Work to improve national, state, tribal, local and organizational policy addressing injury and violence issues
- Workforce Development: Train and assist professionals in public health practice applied to injury and violence prevention
PIPER was launched as the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research program in 2011 and changed its name in 2015 to reflect a broader focus on injury prevention across the lifespan. PIPER is a collaborative initiative of the Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Colorado.