Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, Division of Public Health, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Scott Proescholdbell is an epidemiologist who has extensive expertise in the area of injury surveillance. He heads the ... MORE
Timely and accurate injury surveillance data are critically important for monitoring trends in injury incidence. Injury surveillance data help planners and policy-makers make informed decisions about the allocation of resources for prevention. They can also assist elected officials in making informed decisions about policy.
A major resource for non-fatal injury surveillance in North Carolina is the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT). NC DETECT is North Carolina’s statewide syndromic surveillance system. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services receives data from all 24/7 acute care hospital-based EDs, in near realtime basis, through NC DETECT. Data from NC-DETECT has been used to produce publications and fact sheets on non-fatal injuries in NC.
Surveillance of non-fatal injuries in the United States, and in many comparable countries, relies heavily on electronic hospital records, particularly Emergency Department (ED) records. Injury surveillance requires accurate coding of external cause of injury codes (E-codes). The purpose of this project is to monitor and improve the quality of E-coding in North Carolina.
Project Leaders: Anna ... MORE
This project improves and expands surveillance of child maltreatment in Wake County, NC, by developing a surveillance system and exploring potential linkages between existing systems. The project includes partnering with Wake County agencies to assess current data, identify data gaps and implement changes that could serve as the basis for a comprehensive ongoing child maltreatment ... MORE
North Carolina ED visits for injuries – technical reports
Overview and Analysis of NC DETECT Emergency Department Visit Data for Injuries: 2010
Addendum to the Overview and Analysis of NC DETECT Emergency Department Visit Data for Injuries: 2010 North Carolina County Data
North Carolina ED visits for injuries – fact sheets
Traumatic Brain Injuries in North Carolina Emergency Departments 2012: Fact Sheet
Animal Bite Injuries in North Carolina Emergency Departments 2010: Fact Sheet
Traumatic Brain Injuries in North Carolina Emergency Departments 2010: Fact Sheet
The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Surveillance Unit maintains statewide injury and violence related surveillance of, and risk factors for, fatal and nonfatal injury.
North Carolina’s Violent Death Reporting System provides surveillance of homicides and suicides.
CDC WISQARS is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data. WISQARS has recently been updated with fatality data from 2011.