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, and maps.
During this webinar, Lee Annest will offer an interactive tour of WISQARS to 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/
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 Control.