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NJ-SHO Center for Integrated Data
NJ-SHO Center Launches New Traffic Safety Resource

I am excited to announce the launch of the New Jersey Safety and Health Outcomes (NJ-SHO) Center for Integrated Data website. As one of the partner programs at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), the NJ-SHO Center for Integrated Data has been conducting health and injury prevention research for over a decade using our data warehouse. This comprehensive data resource harnesses the power of linked administrative data – including crash reports and hospital records – to better understand the traffic safety experience of New Jersey residents. 

The centerpiece of our website is the NJ-SHO Data Dashboard, a free interactive tool that provides a myriad of traffic safety information for each of the state’s 21 counties. It uniquely shares information about the drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists involved in crashes, including the communities where they live. Other notable features include: 

  • Comparison views - In the Traffic Safety Overview, you can compare the crash rates among injured drivers who live in one NJ county to another county and to the state as a whole. 
  • Information on equity - In the Drivers, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists views, you can explore crash rates by race and ethnicity and by county equity measures.

Besides the dashboard, includes other resources:

  • a comprehensive list of research papers from the NJ-SHO Center for Integrated Data team
  • information on safety topics, such as vulnerable road users and transportation equity
  • news and events

You can also download the aggregate data that power the dashboard and use the data to generate your own reports and visualizations. 

Our mission is to promote a safe and healthy NJ through innovative data linkage and data sharing to support community-based solutions that reduce injury and death. We hope the information on our new website will help communities understand the specific traffic safety needs of their residents. 

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