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Linking crash report data with health data has the potential to improve safety analysis and influence a broad range of outcomes, from individual behavior to transportation, planning and public health policy on local, state and national levels. Results from the data linkage projects listed below will be posted here as they become available.

Linking Health Outcome Data with Police Crash Report Data

The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP), a program within the NC Department of Transportation, has the stated mission of “zero deaths on North Carolina roadways.” As part of this mission, the GHSP funded the Carolina Center for Health Informatics to link health outcome data with police crash report data to improve motor vehicle crash injury surveillance in the state.

North Carolina Crash Injury Surveillance System (NC-CISS)

CCHI has partnered with the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the NC Division of Public Health, the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center on the development of the North Carolina Crash Injury Surveillance System. The project is funded through a federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Project Team are building on prior strategic planning activities and an existing network of motor vehicle crash injury stakeholders to successfully link crash data with emergency department visit and death certificate data.

For information on potential data linkage sources, review our list of data sources for motor vehicle crash injury research in North Carolina.

Reports

Fact Sheets

Presentations