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Indiana State Department of Health

Trauma System/Injury Prevention Program Home > Injury Prevention > Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS) Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS)

Indiana is one of 32 states to receive funding for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Collecting Violent Death Data Using the National Violent Death Reporting System. The purpose of the funding is to improve the planning, implementation, and evaluation of violence prevention programs. The grant will be administered by the State Department of Health’s Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention.

The Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS) will gather vital records data, law enforcement records, and coroner reports into one central web-based registry in order to better understand the circumstances of violent deaths, including homicides, suicides, undetermined intent deaths, and unintentional firearm deaths. The CDC provides funding to utilize the software and to implement an abstraction process (people, technical support, etc.) to combine the data.

Handout on the INVDRS 

Handout on the INVDRS and Child Fatality Review Program

INVDRS Brochure 

INVDRS Advisory Board Meeting Schedule

To facilitate the development of the INVDRS, an advisory board has been established.  The board will meet quarterly and will focus on the technical aspects of developing and implementing the reporting system.  The board is made up of individuals/organizations with experience in conducting injury reporting systems and persons representing organizations that can provide the needed data (coroners, law enforcement, vital records, and crime laboratories).  Please contact Katie Hokanson (khokanson@isdh.in.gov) or Rachel Kenny (rkenny@isdh.in.gov) if you or someone from your agency is willing to serve on the advisory board.

Upcoming 2016 Advisory Board Meetings

 Date  Location  Floor  Time
July 15 Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center, Faegre Baker Daniels Conference Room  First Floor 1-3 EST
September 16 2 North Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (ISDH)  Rice Auditorium 1-3 EST
November 18 2 North Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (ISDH)  Rice Auditorium 1-3 EST

Previous Advisory Board Meeting

 Date  Meeting Agenda  Meeting Notes  Additional Material
3/18/16
12/15/15
6/23/15
 3/24/15  
 12/9/14
 9/30/14