The Injury Prevention and Control Program's data staff, in conjunction with the Department's Injury Surveillance , 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 in the development of materials and reports, which are dissemination to injury prevention practitioners and the general public.
Examples of MA injury data sources include:
- Death certificate data from the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
- Health Survey Program
- Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
- The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
- The National Violent Death Reporting System in Massachusetts (NVDRS-MA) Injury Surveillance Program
- National Occupant Use Survey
- The MA Child Fatality Review Team Database
- The MA Emergency Medical Services database (MATRIS) (planned)
- The MA Trauma Registry (planned)
Injury Prevention and Control Program staff also conduct evaluations of focused injury prevention projects, including the Residential Fire Prevention Project, the Surveillance to Optimize the Prevention of Injury Project (STOP Injury!), and the Youth Suicide Prevention Project. For more information or to request data, please contact the Injury Prevention and Control Program at (617) 624-5466.
This information is provided by the Injury Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.