Requiring All States to Report Data from NVDRS can help better understand and ultimately prevent the

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

November 7, 2016

Leroy A. Richardson

Information Collection Review Office Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS-D74

Atlanta, GA 30329

RE: Docket No. CDC-2016-0087

Dear Mr. Richardson –

The Trevor Project (Trevor) and undersigned organizations submit the following comments in response to Docket No. CDC-2016-0087: a request for public comments regarding the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). As the number of states participating in the NVDRS expands, it is more important than ever to ensure that it is collecting vital data about all decedents of violent deaths. The NVDRS is an important data source for Trevor and many other organizations, as it provides critical information about violent deaths in the United States including those due to suicide or homicide. We understand President Obama’s Fiscal year 2017 Proposed Budget has included funding to expand the NVDRS to all 50 states and the District of Columbia and we very much hope this will be