National Violent Death Reporting System

Grants and Contracts Details


The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), police, coroners, medical examiners, and the University of Kentucky (UK) have collaborated in submitting this proposal to maintain and, in some areas, expand the Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System. Since initial funding 9/1/2005, data on between 886-934 cases each year have been entered into the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). It is proposed that for the next funded year, data on an estimated 850-950 statewide violent death cases will be entered into the NVDRS, as defined by funding announcement CE09-904, from all required data sources. The statewide violent death reporting system for Kentucky builds upon ongoing experience with the NVDRS. Relationships developed with key stakeholders along with knowledge gained from experience in violence surveillance, in the eight years of NVDRS funding, give the KVDRS a foundation to expand into new areas and perform more advanced data analysis with the compilation of more years of data. The KVDRS will continue to improve the timeliness of reporting and data quality and will augment required reporting by linking intimate partner violence historical data and emergency department data. KVDRS will also work to streamline data collection from each of its primary sources to reduce the burden of data collection, make the KVDRS more sustainable, and improve data quality.
Effective start/end date9/1/098/31/13


  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention: $212,974.00


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