State By State Advocacy

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 32 states. Seven additional states, plus the District of Columbia, have been approved for participation in NVDRS, but have not been funded: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. 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.

NVDRS-funded states
NVDRS-approved, but not funded
States without NVDRS coverage  

NVDRS operates in 32 states: