New Jersey Central Nervous System Injury Surveillance
CHS began conducting traumatic brain injury (TBI) surveillance in 1994, and added TBI validation and spinal cord injury (SCI) surveillance and validation in 2001. Today, CHS efforts in TBI and SCI surveillance have statutory authorization via the Traumatic Brain Injury Research Act and the Spinal Cord Research Act. This data collection effort allows for reporting on central nervous system injuries as they occur in the state.
New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System (NJVDRS)
Violence is a major cause of intentional injury and death in the United States and in New Jersey. Homicide and suicide rates in New Jersey are substantially lower than as compared to the United States. Still, hundreds of deaths per year are attributed to these causes.
This CDC-supported surveillance system allows OISP to report on violent deaths occurring in the state, primarily homicides and suicides. The goal of NJVDRS is to aid prevention efforts by increasing the understanding of the characteristics and circumstances surrounding violent deaths.
Preventing Injury in New Jersey: Priorities for Action
The Preventing Injury in New Jersey: Priorities for Action report provides background, objectives, contributing factors, recommendations, and data pages in eight priority-areas for injury reduction: motor vehicle accidents; unintentional poisonings; falls; fire and burns; sports, recreation and exercise; occupational injury; unintentional childhood injury; and violence. The report contains the most current data on the leading causes of unintentional and intentional injury in New Jersey from 2000 to 2005.
Central Nervous System
Heat and Water-related Illness
Violence & Abuse
Deaths associated with intimate partner violence, New Jersey, 2003-2007 [pdf 207k]
Violent Deaths in New Jersey 2003-2005 [pdf 4520k]
Report Maps - Suicide, Homicide and 'Gang-Related" Homicide Maps excerpted from report [pdf 4477k]
Selected circumstances of violent deaths in New Jersey, 2004 [pdf 40k]
(Companion to CDC's "Homicides and Suicides - National Violent Death Reporting System, United States, 2003-2004" MMWR 55(26) July 7, 2006)
- Suicide and Self-Injury
- Homicide and Assault
- February 21, 2007 - Presentation by Gregory K. Brown, PhD, on the use of cognitive therapy for suicide prevention.
- November 30, 2006 - Presentation at the DOH Epidemiology Seminar Series [pdf 1.61 m]
- November 3, 2006 - Presentation at the New Jersey State Gang Summit 2006 "Focus on Prevention" [pdf 2580k]
- May 16, 2006 – Presentation to the Governor's Advisory Council on Youth Suicide Prevention [pdf 729k]
- New Jersey Injury Outlook, March 21, 2006 - Presentation to the New Jersey State Safety Council [pdf 1.6m]
- Intimate Partner Homicide in NJ, March 2006
- February 21, 2006 – Presentation to the New Jersey Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board [pdf 1.2m]
- Overview: New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System, Dec 9, 2004 - Part I - Analyses based on data collected through October 8, 2003, on incidents occurring between January 1 and December 31, 2003
- Murder-Suicide in NJ, Dec 9, 2004 – Part II - Homicide in 7 New Jersey Cities, 2003
- New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System, Dec 10, 2003 - Part I - Analyses based on data collected through October 8, 2003, on incidents occurring between January 1 and September 26, 2003
- December 10, 2003 – Part II - New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System (NJVDRS): A collaboration between The Center for Health Statistics The New Jersey Department of Health and The Violence Institute of New Jersey The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- June 12, 2003 - Part I - New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System (NJVDRS): A collaboration between The Center for Health Statistics The New Jersey Department of Health and The Violence Institute of New Jersey The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ Homicides and Suicides from January 1, 2003 foward
- June 12, 2003 – Part II – Violent Death Surveillance in New Jersey
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