Impact of Medical Examiners and Coroners in Public Health
Public health relies on medical examiners and coroners for quality data about deaths they investigate including those that are sudden, unexpected, or unexplained.
Medicolegal death investigations conducted by medical examiners and coroners are crucial to understanding causes of death, monitoring evolving health challenges, and – ultimately – saving lives.
Collaborating Office of Medical Examiners and Coroners
The Collaborating Office of Medical Examiners and Coroners (COMEC) works to bring together resources from across CDC to support the work in the medical examiner and coroner community.
Writing Cause-of-Death Statements on Death Certificates
To improve mortality statistics, we offer online trainings, publications, presentations, and guidance for investigating deaths and certifying cause-of-death on death certificates.
Modernizing Death Data and Systems
To modernize the nation’s death data and systems and promote quality and timely data, we engage with medical examiners and coroners by offering support and resources.
More specific and up-to-date information from medical examiners and coroners is improving mortality data and statistics
- National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
- International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners
- The American Academy of Forensic Sciences
- The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
- American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
- NIST: Medicolegal Death Investigation Subcommittee
- Federal Interagency Medicolegal Death Investigation Working Group