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CDC releases Self-Directed Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements

Self-directed violence (SDV) is an important public health issue in the United States and worldwide. Though numerous organizations collect information on fatal and non-fatal SDV, there is considerable lack of consistency when it comes to defining the problem. To address the current lack of uniform definitions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed Self-Directed Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements to improve and standardize data collected on self-directed violence.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov.