Vital Statistics: Training and Resources

The training materials and resources linked below can improve the accuracy of vital event data, a critical public health tool.

To access eVital and for more guides on how to use the eVital system, navigate to “Training and Tutorials” on eVital.

Death Reporting

For Funeral Homes and Families of Decedents

Funeral homes work with informants (family members or other persons who are very familiar with the decedent) to collect data about the deceased for reporting on the death certificate. Funeral Directors can download and distribute the tools below to help informants better understand the information required for reporting.

For Clinicians

Click here for more information about cause of death reporting.

Spontaneous Termination of Pregnancy Reporting

Guidelines for reporting fetal deaths (PDF), or spontaneous terminations of pregnancy. Corresponding ICD-10 Codes (PDF).

Birth Reporting

For Facility Staff

The supplemental birth reporting tools below may be helpful to improve data quality.

The required reporting tools below should be used for clinical questions:

For Parents

Working with parents to collect data before the birth of their child can improve its accuracy and their cooperation. Download and distribute the tools below to help parents better understand the information you are required to collect:


Email You also can request detailed information about the accuracy of the data provided by your facility.