Violence is a major public health problem.
Over 64,000 people died violently in the U. S. in 201 6. These violent deaths included 44,965 suicides and 19,362 homicides.
Violent deaths have been estimated to cost more than $77 billion in medical care and lost productivity in the U. S. Violence
Interventions, strategies, and policies are increasingly available that stop violence before it happens.
Preventing violence is a critical public health goal because violence inflicts a substantial toll on individuals, families, and communities throughout the US.
In order to prevent violence, we must first know the facts about violent deaths.
This NOFO builds on previous and current work within the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct surveillance of violence and to prevent violence.
In 2002, CDC began implementing the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS, OMB No.
NVDRS is a state-based surveillance system that uses CDC guidelines and a CDC web-based data entry system to link data from Death Certificate (DC), Coroner/Medical Examiner (CME) reports including toxicology, and Law Enforcement (LE) reports to assist each participating state, territory, or district in designing and implementing tailored prevention and intervention efforts (See http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nvdrs/index.html).
As a state-based system, successful applicants collect and analyze data for their target area while CDC provides guidance to ensure the data are collected in a standardized manner and supplies access to a web-based data entry system.
All successful applicants share their de-identified data with CDC.
CDC combines successful applicant data into a multi-state database that informs national stakeholders.
NVDRS summary data from 2003 to 2016 are available at: