Monday, October 30, 2017

CoVDRS updated report on Suicide in Colorado

The Colorado Violent Death Reporting System (CoVDRS), recently released a report on suicide death in Colorado. The report, Health Watch No.102: Suicide in Colorado, 2011-2015: A Summary from the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System, contains detailed information on the burden, characteristics, and overall profile of suicide deaths among Colorado residents. The goal of this report is to inform injury and violence prevention efforts, as well as raise awareness about the impact of suicide deaths in Colorado.

The data in the report 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.

Please feel free to pass the report on to any and all community stake holders, violence and injury prevention specialist, or anybody who would be interested in the content of this report.

The report can be found at the new Colorado Violent Death Reporting System website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/colorado-violent-death-reporting-system

If you have questions or want more information about CoVDRS contact Ethan Jamison at: ethan.jamison@state.co.us or 303-692-2093

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