WISQARS 101: Interacting with Fatal and Nonfatal Injury Data
CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and
Reporting System) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal
injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted
sources. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public
can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden
associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.
Users can search, sort, and view the injury data and create reports, charts,
Join Lee Annest for an interactive tour of WISQARS that will
help you start using – or better use – this system in your injury and violence
prevention work. Lee will also provide an overview of WISQARS’s newest tool: a
Mobile Application that gives you fatal injury data on-the-go for selected
leading causes of injury death. This dynamic, graphic injury data tool is
available for free download on an Apple iPad and will be available on other
platforms in the near future. For more detail, see http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/mobile.html.
Lee Annest, Ph.D., M.S., is Chief of the Statistics,
Programming, and Economics Branch in the Division of Analysis, Research and
Practice Integration at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and
The webinar will be moderated by David Sullivan, Core VIPP Team Lead in the Program Integration and Evaluation Branch Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.