The National Violence Prevention Network
is a broad coalition dedicated to building awareness for
the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) and
expanding the NVDRS to all 50 states, U.S. territories
and the District of Columbia.
Currently, NVDRS operates in 18 states. Six additional
states, plus the District of Columbia, have been approved
for participation in NVDRS, but have not been funded:
Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New York and Texas.
Many additional states and Puerto Rico continue to express
interest in joining NVDRS.
Two-thirds of the country still lacks NVDRS
coverage, leaving all but 18 states without the ability to
learn about trends in their state and share vital data that
provides a clear direction for violence prevention policies.
in 18 states: