Training Center

Course details


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

This presentation provides a demonstration of the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Cost of Injury Reports with new enhancements. New enhancements allow the user to generate total lifetime medical and work loss cost estimates either (1) by using national data sources or (2) by entering their own case counts for geographic areas (e.g., counties) or groups of interest (e.g., hospitalized patients with traumatic brain injuries) and applying average costs from national data sources. The webinar also provides an example scenario, using unintentional motor vehicle – traffic deaths, of how to use the Cost of Injury Reports module along with the Fatal Injury Mapping module (county-level, color maps of injury death rates) to help determine a target population for injury prevention efforts and assess their cost to society at the state level.


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)


The video in this self-study may not work properly as appropriate software may no longer be available to support it – causing an error stating “Missing codec – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported”. Audio and Powerpoint slides are still available and meet the requirements for receiving CHES and CPH credits. If you experience issues, please direct questions to

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
7. Ability to STIMULATE CHANGE related to injury and/or violence prevention through policy, enforcement, advocacy and education

Public Health:
Analytical/Assessment Skills

CHES Areas of Responsibility: Area I: Assess Needs, Resources, and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion
CPH Core Areas: Environmental Health Sciences
Health Policy and Management
CPH Cross-Cutting Areas Communication and Informatics