The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently building a national surveillance system entitled the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to merge uniform violent death data from all states. Kentucky is one of 17 NVDRS states. Click this link to view map.
The Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System (KVDRS) addresses the need for accurate surveillance and data analysis by combining data from death certificates, coroner/medical examiner reports, police reports, crime laboratory reports, toxicology reports, and child fatality review team reports. Click the following link to view the KVDRS data flow chart.
By carefully examining the data, we learn who, what, when, where, and why these events occur. Populations may then be identified and targeted for interventions.