Collecting Violent Death Information Using the NVDRS in Arizona

Project: Research project

Description

Project Abstract
The Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety (CVPCS) at Arizona State University (ASU), on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), is proposing the establishment of the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) in Arizona. The AZ NVDRS program will collect data on all violent deaths in Arizona. CVPCS is the bona fide agent for Arizona, and has signed MOUs with agencies covering all three NVDRS required data sources. The MOUs secure data access within all timeliness and completeness requirements established for NVDRS by the CDC. The signed MOUs cover 100% of violent deaths recorded by death certificates, almost 90% of violent death coverage in medical examiner data sources, and 67% coverage of violent deaths for law enforcement data. Beyond the establishment of NVDRS in Arizona, we propose to meet or exceed performance expectations for comprehensive statewide coverage of violent deaths in Arizona, and plan to have 90% of LE and 95% of ME coverage by June 30, 2016. The advisory board for Arizonas NVDRS will include state and county health officials, political leaders, police agencies, Native American communities, non-profit service providers interested in issues relayed to violent deaths (e.g. suicide prevention, veterans, domestic violence), and others interested stakeholders. The advisory board will drive the dissemination and use of the Arizona NVDRS. Dissemination strategies include: a well-developed and marketed website for Arizona NVDRS, providing descriptions of the project, de-identified data, regular updates and blogs; conference presentations; workshops; academic publications; press releases; and public education efforts.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/148/31/19

Funding

  • HHS: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): $1,570,490.00

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