Thursday, December 22, 2016

NEW CoVDRS reports on violent deaths in Colorado

The Colorado Violent Death Reporting System (CoVDRS) at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a series of reports, profiling violent deaths in Colorado’s 21 health statistics regions.

The reports contain detailed information on the burden, characteristics and overall profile of suicides, homicides and unintentional firearm deaths among residents of Colorado’s health statistics regions. These 21 regions are made up of counties and aggregations of counties developed by the Health Statistics Section in partnership with state and local public health professionals using statistical and demographic criteria. The goal of these reports is to inform injury and violence prevention efforts at the local and regional level.

The data in these reports comes directly from the enhanced public health surveillance system CoVDRS which is part of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The NVDRS is funded and maintained by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aims to collect detailed, multi-source data on violent deaths throughout the United States.

The reports can be found at the below link: www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/topics.aspx?q=Mortality_Data

Once on the page scroll down to the “Colorado Violent Death Reporting System” drop down, and then click on the “Regional Reports” tab. This contains a map of Colorado, click on the region of interest and the appropriate violent death report will download/open.

Please feel free to pass these reports on to any and all community stakeholders, violence and injury prevention specialists, local public health agencies, or any other interested parties.

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