The Injury Prevention and Control Program's epidemiologists, in conjunction with the Department's Injury Surveillance Program, participate in the ongoing collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data on injuries in Massachusetts. As part of this work, epidemiologists also work to evaluate, improve and expand the existing MA injury data infrastructure. The data generated are used to inform the development and evaluation of injury prevention programs and policies, and for materials and reports, which are disseminated to injury prevention practitioners and the general public. Some Massachusetts data sources used by the MDPH for these purposes include:
- The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
- Death data from the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
- The Massachusetts Inpatient Hospital, Outpatient Observation Stay, and Emergency Department Discharge Databases
- The Massachusetts Youth Health Survey
- The Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
- The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
- The Massachusetts Violent Death Reporting System
- The Massachusetts Fire Incident Reporting System ()
- The Weapon Related Injury Surveillance System (WRISS)
- The National Occupant Protection Use Survey
- The Massachusetts Ambulance Trip Record Information System (MATRIS)
- The Massachusetts State Trauma Registry
For more information or to request data, please contact the Injury Prevention and Control Program at 617-624-5466.
To request injury prevention materials, visit the MA Health Promotion Clearinghouse.
This information is provided by the Injury Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.