National Violent Death Reporting System

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In 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Injury Center introduced the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to collect information on the circumstances preceding violent deaths, allowing public health professionals and policymakers to identify at-risk groups and develop targeted strategies for prevention. In its first year, the CDC selected six states to participate in the NVDRS. As of 2016, 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have been approved to receive funding for NVDRS implementation. Obtaining approval in August of 2016, Missouri is one of the newest states to receive NVDRS funding.