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National Violent Death Reporting System

In 2002 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began implementing the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). NVDRS is a state-based surveillance system that links data from law enforcement, coroners and medical examiners, vital statistics, and crime laboratories to assist each participating state in designing and implementing tailored prevention and intervention efforts. NVDRS provides data on violence trends at national and regional levels; each state can access all of these important data elements from one central database.

States that are funded for NVDRS operate under a cooperative agreement with CDC to whom all violent deaths are voluntarily reported. NVDRS funded six states initially. In 2009 CDC received funding to expand the system to a total of 18 states. The goal is to include eventually all 50 states, all U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia in the system.

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NVDRS State Profiles

Alaska (Data years 2003-2011 available)

AlaskaDivision of Public Health
3601 C Street, Suite 540
P.O. Box 240249
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249

Principal Investigator:
Deborah Choromanski Hull-Jilly, MPH, CLS
Phone: 907-269-8078
Fax: 907-269-2041
E-mail: deborah_jilly@health.state.ak.us

Project Coordinator:
Scott Saxon
Phone: 907-269-8050
Fax: 907-269-2041
E-mail: scott_saxon@health.state.ak.us

Arizona

ArizonaComing soon.

Colorado (Data years 2004-2011 available)

ColoradoColorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South HPDP-IE-A2
Denver, CO 80246-1530

Principal Investigator:
Mary Chase
Phone: 303-692-2167
Fax: 303-691-7821
E-mail: mary.chase@state.co.us

Project Manager:
Marybeth Maligie
Phone: 303-692-2093
E-mail: marybeth.jupille@state.co.us

Connecticut

ConnecticutComing soon.

Georgia (Data years 2004-2011 available)

GeorgiaGeorgia Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree St. N.W. (15-470)
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142

Website: http://health.state.ga.us/epi/cdiee/gvdrs.asp

Principal Investigator:
Rana Bayakly, MPH
Phone: 404-657-1943
Fax: 404-657-7517
E-mail: arbayakly@dhr.state.ga.us

Project Coordinator:
Willie Crew, MDiv
Phone: 404-657-2635
Fax: 404-463-0780
E-mail: wlcrew@dhr.state.ga.us

Hawaii

HawaiiComing soon.

Iowa

IowaComing soon.

Illinois

IllinoisComing soon.

Indiana

IndianaComing soon.

Kansas

KansasComing soon.

Kentucky (Data years 2005-2011 available)

KentuckyUniversity of Kentucky
Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center/KVDRS
333 Waller Avenue, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40504

Principal Investigator:
Sabrina Walsh, DrPH
Phone: 859-257-6711
Fax: 859-257-3909
E-mail: slwals0@uky.edu

Massachusetts (Data years 2003-2011 available)

MassachusettsMassachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Website: www.mass.gov

Principal Investigator/Program Planner:
Lauren Larochelle
Phone: 617-624-5664
Fax: 617-624-5099
Email: lauren.larochelle@state.ma.us

Senior Advisor:
Victoria Ozonoff (Tori)
Phone: 617-491-6154
Email: tozonoff@mac.com

Maryland (Data years 2003-2011 available)

MarylandMaryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Principal Investigator:
Elizabeth Haile, MS (Elsa)
Phone: 410–767–5056
Fax: 410–333–5030
E-mail: ehaile@dhmh.state.md.us

Project Manager:
Thom Manion, MA
Phone: 410-767-5744
E-mail: tmanion@dhmh.state.md.us

Maine

MaineComing soon.

Michigan (Data years 2010-2011 available)

MichiganMichigan Dept of Community Health
Injury and Violence Prevention Section
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909

Principal Investigator: Patricia Smith, MS
Phone: 517-335-9703
Fax: 517-335-9669
E-mail: smithpatk@michigan.gov

Minnesota

MinnesotaComing soon.

North Carolina (Data years 2004-2011 available)

North CarolinaNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
1915 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1915 

Website: http://www.injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/About/ncVDRS.htm

Principal Investigator:
Scott Proescholdbell, MPH
Phone: 919-707-5442
Fax: 919-870-4844
E-mail: scott.proescholdbell@dhhs.nc.gov

Project Manager:
Tammy Norwood
Phone: 919-707-5432
Fax: 877-406-5026
E-mail: tammy.norwood@dhhs.nc.gov

New Hampshire

New HampshireComing soon.

New Jersey (Data years 2003-2011 available)

 New JerseyNew Jersey Profile New Jersey Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
171 Jersey Street, Bldg. 5
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

Principal Investigator/Epidemiologist:
Bretta Jacquemin, MPH
Phone: 609-984-6797
Fax: 609-984-7633
E-mail: Bretta.Jacquemin@doh.state.nj.us

New Mexico (Data Years 2005-2011 available)

New MexicoNew Mexico Department of Health
Office of Epidemiology
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Principal Investigator:
Tierney Murphy, MD, MPH
Phone: 505-827-6816
Fax: 505-827-2796
Email: tierney.murphy@state.nm.us

New York

New YorkComing soon.

Ohio (Data years 2010-2011 available)

OhioOhio Department of Health
246 North High Street, 8th floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Website: http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/vipp/ohvdrs.aspx

Principal Investigator:
Christine Beeghly, MPH
Phone: 614-728-4116
Fax: 614-564-2409
E-mail: Christy.beeghly@odh.ohio.gov

Program Manager:
Jolene DeFiore-Hyrmer
Phone: 614-644-0135
E-mail: jolene.dhyrmer@odh.ohio.gov

Oklahoma (Data years 2004-2011 available)

OklahomaOklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299

Principal Investigator/Project Director:
Sheryll Brown, MPH
Phone: 405-271-3430
Fax: 405-271-2799
E-mail: sherylls@health.ok.gov

Oregon (Data years 2003-2011 available)

OregonOregon Department of Health
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 772
Portland, OR 97232-2162

Website: http://public.health.oregon.gov

Principal Investigator:
Lisa Millet
Phone: 971-673-1059
E-mail: lisa.m.millet@state.or.us

Project Epidemiologist:
Xun Shen
Phone: 971-673-1098
E-mail: Xun.Shen@state.or.us
 

Pennsylvania

PennsylvaniaComing soon.

Rhode Island (Data years 2004-2011 available)

Rhode IslandRhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 407
Providence, RI 02908

Principal Investigator:
Christina Stanley, MD
Phone: 401-354-5152
Fax: 401-475-1489
E-mail: christina.stanley@health.ri.gov

Project Coordinator/Co-Principal Investigator:
Samara Viner-Brown
Phone: 401-222-5122
Fax: 401-222-5517
E-mail: samara.viner-brown@health.ri.gov

South Carolina (Data years 2003-2011 available)

South CarolinaSouth Carolina Department of Health
Mills/Jarrett Building, Box 101106
Columbia, SC 29211

Principal Investigator:
Keisha S. Adams
Phone: 803-545-4387
Fax: 803-253-4001
Email: adamsks@dhec.sc.gov

Utah (Data years 2005-2011 available)

Utah Department of Health
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
PO Box 142106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106

Website: http://www.health.utah.gov/vipp/NVDRS/Overview.html

Principal Investigator:
Patricia Keller, MPH, RN
Phone: 801-538-6864
Fax: 801-538-9134
E-mail: trishakeller@utah.gov

Project Coordinator:
Teresa Brechlin
Phone: 801-538-6888
E-mail: tbrechline@utah.gov

Virginia (Data years 2003-2011 available)

VirginiaVirginia Department of Health
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
400 East Jackson Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3694

Website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/medExam/NVDRS.htm

Principal Investigator:
Virginia Powell, PhD
Phone: 804-205-3856
Fax: 804-786-1877
E-mail: virginia.powell@vdh.virginia.gov

Project Coordinator:
Marc Leslie, MS
Phone: 804-205-3855
Fax: 804-786-1877
E-mail: marc.leslie@vdh.virginia.gov

Vermont

VermontComing soon.

Washington

WashingtonComing soon.

Wisconsin (Data years 2004-2011 available)

WisconsinWisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
1 West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

Principal Investigator:
Becky Turpin, MA
Phone: 608-266-3008
Fax: 608-267-3824
E-mail: rebecca.turpin@dhs.wisconsin.gov

 
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