CDC awards $7.5 million to expand the National Violent Death Reporting System to 32 states Including NH

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new state awardees for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). CDC’s $7.5 million in funding will expand NVDRS from 18 to 32 participating states and enable greater collection of critical data on violent deaths. NVDRS is the only state-based violent death reporting system that helps states understand when and how violent deaths occur. NVDRS links data from law enforcement, coroners, and medical examiners, vital statistics, and crime laboratories to obtain the most comprehensive data available on homicides and suicides as well as unintentional firearm injuries. States can use the data to develop tailored prevention and intervention efforts to reduce violent deaths.

Press Release - http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0908-NVDRS.html

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NEW SECTION ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND HEALTHCARE COVERAGE

The SAMHSA ADS Center launched a new section of its website that highlights valuable resources pertaining to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation. Many organizations have produced materials to supplement the information available on the Federal Marketplace website, HealthCare.gov. This new online resource provides descriptions and summaries of the ACA and information about finding help in applying, subsidies, and information needed to enroll, and parity and the process of health service integration and its implementation.

Learn more from - http://www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/topic/aca/default.aspx