Death Certificate Training

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office in Dayton has received a grant titled "Partnering to Improve Natural Disaster-Related Mortality Surveillance." The grant provides death certificate training to death certifiers, in order to have death certificates completed as they relate to disaster situations.

Recognizing and recording all deaths either directly or indirectly related to natural, human-induced, or chemical/radiological disasters is essential for public health's role in planning for, and responding to disasters. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and managed by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

The training will take approximately two hours to complete and consists of the following topics:

  • Reporting Demographic Information on Death Certificates
  • Certifying Deaths Due to Natural Causes
  • Guidance for Certification of Deaths in the Event of a Natural, Human-Induced, or Radiological / Chemical Disaster

All three presentations were prepared by CDC with minor additions by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

The training is provided free of charge as it is grant funded. Please complete the brief pre-training survey as a requirement of the grant. These questions should take less than 5 minutes of your time (15 questions). After the training, please take the 5-question post-training survey. The surveys are very important to the grant.

The information collected from the surveys is intended to better understand the disaster-related death certification workforce, processes, and surveillance efforts. The information collected from the survey is intended to inform the planning and coordination of subsequent death certifier training sessions nationwide.

Since this training is not "live," it does not qualify for CME through the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

In addition, you can also download the one-page Death Certificate Completion Guide (PDF) from Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County Vital Statistics

Powerpoint Presentations

Thank you so much for your time and participation, this is important information that will contribute to accurate death certificate completion, especially as they relate to disaster situations, and help shape national training on this topic.