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Measuring Trauma: Workshop Summary (2016)

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Suggested Citation:"Committee on National Statistics." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Measuring Trauma: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23526.
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COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL STATISTICS

The Committee on National Statistics was established in 1972 at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to improve the statistical methods and information on which public policy decisions are based. The committee carries out studies, workshops, and other activities to foster better measures and fuller understanding of the economy, the environment, public health, crime, education, immigration, poverty, welfare, and other public policy issues. It also evaluates ongoing statistical programs and tracks the statistical policy and coordinating activities of the federal government, serving a unique role at the intersection of statistics and public policy. The committee’s work is supported by a consortium of federal agencies through a National Science Foundation grant.

Suggested Citation:"Committee on National Statistics." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Measuring Trauma: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23526.
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Suggested Citation:"Committee on National Statistics." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Measuring Trauma: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23526.
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Suggested Citation:"Committee on National Statistics." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Measuring Trauma: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23526.
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The Workshop on Integrating New Measures of Trauma into the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Data Collection Programs, held in Washington, D.C. in December 2015, was organized as part of an effort to assist SAMHSA and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in their responsibilities to expand the collection of behavioral health data to include measures of trauma. The main goals of the workshop were to discuss options for collecting data and producing estimates on exposure to traumatic events and PTSD, including available measures and associated possible data collection mechanisms. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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