Use Wisconsin death certificate and violent death data to describe the burden of suicide in Wisconsin, improve data collection, and expand data linkages to further the understanding of suicide

Epidemiology, the use of data to identify risk factors and track the occurrence and trends in areas such as suicide and suicide attempts, is vital in identifying the burden of suicide. Data and evaluation are not just important in research, but are important components for any change effort. The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin 2007-2011report is an example of the use of data for programmatic direction and measurement of intervention. Wisconsin will work to utilize the collection and analysis of data to assure that resources used in the state to prevent suicide are used effectively to decrease suicide attempts and suicide.

(See Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy, Page 23) 

Resources:

The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin 2007-2011 - Released 2014

The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin - Released September 2008

Annual Suicide Rate Wisconsin vs. U.S. 2005-2015

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health, information from the Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Injury Prevention Program

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