Year: 1998 Source: American Journal of Prevention, v.15, suppl.3, (1998), p.6-16 SIEC No: 20050029

The authors provide an overview of the firearm-related injury surveillance activities that the United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has supported. They discuss the rationale for firearm-related injury surveillance systems, review CDC’s framework for firearm-related injury surveillance, describe the state & local cooperative agreements with CDC, & discuss some of the key problems & issues relevant to the surveillance of firearm-related injuries, including suicide. (41 refs)