CSTE, in partnership with CDC, developed the following topic-specific Special Emphasis Reports for use with ICD-10-CM coded hospitalization and emergency department data. Injury Special Emphasis Reports are used by state health department injury and violence prevention programs and their partners to move injury data into action. They are intended to focus on subsets of a state’s injury data in order to highlight the prevention needs related to specific causes or populations. Originally published by CDC, these reports allow for uniform publication of state data and are designed to extend the reach and ease of publishing state injury indicator data.

Please see below for the available Special Emphasis Report tools by topic area. These tools are updated as of December 1, 2022 to adhere to federal 508 compliance regulations.


Instructional Video

 This is an instructional video on developing an injury Special Emphasis Report using the CSTE tools below. This video is from November 2020. For the latest updates, please refer to the Training Session Recording below.


Training Session Recording

This recorded training session, hosted by Ross Strategic on October 25, 2022, to the CSTE Injury Surveillance Workgroup, includes an in-depth explanation of the latest tool development and the intended use of these products as well as a Q&A with CSTE members.


Downloadable Special Emphasis Report Tools

Each of the following sets of tools includes instructions for use within the Excel data preparation spreadsheet. The PDF forms are customizable and fillable. Tools are listed in alphabetical order by injury type/topic.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

Falls in Older Adults


Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury (MVT)

Pedestrian Injury


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Unintentional Childhood Injury