State By State Advocacy

Each year, more than 53,000 Americans die violent deaths. We need solid data to help us inform prevention strategies and reduce the toll.

Housed in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) can help. The National Violence Prevention Network is a broad coalition of public health officials, anti-violence organizations and law enforcement groups working to get NVDRS completed and fully funded. Here’s how you can help.



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States without NVDRS coverage  
  • April 2014: CDC releases FOA for states and territories to participate in NVDRS.  [MORE]
  • January 2014: The National Violence Prevention Network-sponsored Multi-state NVDRS report "Deaths from Violence: A Look at 18 States" is released to the public. [MORE]
  • December 2013: The Safe States Alliance releases "NVDRS: Stories from the Frontlines of Violent Death Surveillance."  [MORE]

  • The NVDRS is a comprehensive, linked reporting system that collects and centralizes information on homicides and suicides from a variety of sources, such as medical examiners and coroners, law enforcement, hospitals, public health officials and crime labs. [MORE]

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  • February 2014: Virginia releases a new report, Suicide and Placement for Nursing Home or Hospice Care in Virginia. [MORE]
  • December 2013: Alaska releases a new report, Work-Related Assault Hospitalizations and Homicides--Alaska, 2003-2012. [MORE]
  • November 2013: Alaska releases a new report, Risk Factors for Suicide at the Community Level--Alaska, 2003-2011. [MORE]