Training Center

Course details


Topic(s): Cross-Cutting - Communications/Informatics, Data/assessment
Format: Online
CEU Credits: 1 Hours
Contact: Safe States Alliance (770) 690-9000

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.


This webinar provides an interactive tour of WISQARS that will help you start using — or better use — this system in your injury and violence prevention work. The presenter also provides an overview of WISQARS 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://home/customer/www/ The webinar is presented by Lee Annest, Ph.D., M.S., 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. The webinar was moderated by David Sullivan, Core VIPP Team Lead in the Program Integration and Evaluation Branch Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Continuing education credits are offered for this training for Safe States members. These include credits for individuals who are Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified in Public Health (CPH)

Time/Length: 1 Hours
Additional Registration Required: No
Core Competencies: Injury & Violence Prevention:
2. Ability to access, interpret, use and present injury and/or violence DATA

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Public Health Sciences Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
CPH Core Areas: Biostatistics
Environmental Health Sciences
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics