I have noticed a pattern with documents in the news. It seems that frequently, a story on an internet news site will mention a new report published by a government agency, but there is no link in the story to the report, and no other information about how to get it.
I’d like to start adding links to those reports on this blog, using the tag “Docs in the News” and adding a tag for the agency the report comes from. Even though these documents are usually fairly easy to find using Google, I think it might be helpful to have the links available in one spot. It might also be interesting to track how often government information is mentioned in the news.
The news story that spurred this blog post was from NBC15 Madison, about the Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin. The report, The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin, 2007-2011, Released 2014, was published by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and is available from their website. It was produced in cooperation with the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Mental Health America of Wisconsin. The department also has a press release announcing the publication, with links at the bottom for more suicide prevention materials.