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Alaska Violent Death Reporting System

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The Alaska Violent Death Reporting System (AKVDRS) is a state-based surveillance system modeled after the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The objectives of AKVDRS are to:

  • link violent death record data from disparate sources;
  • provide timely information through rapid data retrieval;
  • describe the circumstantial and environmental factors that contribute to violent deaths; and
  • characterize perpetrators, including the relationship to the victim(s).

For more information, please contact:

Scott Saxon, Public Health Specialist
AKVDRS Program Coordinator
3601 C Street, Suite 540
Anchorage, Ak 99503

907-269-8050
907-269-2041 (fax)

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