CDC Using Data Linkage to Understand Suicide Attempts, Self-Harm, and Unintentional Drowning Deaths (U01)
Eligible applicant organizations may submit more than one application to this NOFO, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.
Understanding the risk and protective factors for injury and death can help prevent them, improve public health, and reduce related costs. Data linkage, or linking existing data sources such as police, hospital, and emergency medical service (EMS) records, is one way to better understand an injury-producing event and to identify risk and protective factors. Each of these data sources is separately collected at different points in time during the response to the injury and stored in unique systems that are not linked to each other. Linking these and other data sources can create a more complete picture of what happens before, during, and after an injuryproducing event. This can help states and communities better develop and implement prevention efforts