CDC Updates Sexual Violence Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements
Consistent terminology and data collection is an essential component in effective sexual violence prevention work and in evaluation of our efforts. Therefore, to improve data collection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released Sexual Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements, Version 2.0. The updated document addresses changes that have occurred since the original document was released 12 years ago. Changes include more detail on the various definition of sexual violence and the role technology plays in sexual violence, as well as additional recommended data elements. Click here to access the new version of the document.