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Category: Healthcare and Insurance

Director’s Corner—NCHS and Public Health

Charles Rothwell, NCHS Director

Monday, April 7, marks the beginning of National Public Health Week. For the past 20 years, the American Public Health Association has observed National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. This makes it a good time reflect Read More >

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Milestones and Honors: CDC Honors Dr. Sandra Decker

Dr. Sandra Decker receives Kaafee Billah Memorial Award from Dr. Scott Grosse

Dr. Sandra Decker, Distinguished Consultant,  Office of Analysis and Epidemiology (OAE), was honored by CDC’s Health Economics Research Group with the 2013 Kaafee Billah Memorial Award for outstanding health economics research. The award ceremony took place on January 28, 2014, at the National Center for Health Statistics campus in Hyattsville, MD. Dr. Scott Grosse, CDC’s Read More >

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Julia Holmes, Health, United States

Dr. Julia Holmes

Since 1975, Health, United States has presented national trends on the health of the Nation, including infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors such as smoking and obesity, utilization of health care, health insurance coverage, supply of health care resources, and national expenditures for health. Compiled annually by the National Center for Read More >

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Early Release Program Races to Publish Timely Survey Results

Dr. Jane Gentleman

From among the many challenges that the National Health Insurance Survey (NHIS) has faced over the past 56 years since it first went into the field, one of the most daunting has been how to publish valid results in a timely manner without compromising the quality of the data. For Dr. Jane Gentleman and her Read More >

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Director’s Corner: The Value of Collaborations

Ed Sondik, NCHS Director

One of the more gratifying aspects of working at NCHS is the extraordinary opportunity to collaborate with researchers across the government. This is well illustrated by the release of two important reports. The first is America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012. As I say in the press release, the findings in Read More >

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New Interactive Report

interactive health united states

Interactive Health, United States, 2011, In Brief, is a new interactive version of Health, United States, 2011, In Brief . It was developed jointly with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health. The new interactive report provides text, charts, and tables from Health, United States, 2011. Additional data from the full Health, Read More >

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National Leaders in Health Research to Address National Conference on Health Statistics

Dr. Harold Luft

Three nationally recognized leaders in the fields of health care research, statistics, and policy will deliver keynote addresses to the 2012 National Conference on Health Statistics, held August 6-8, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.  The Conference is a biennial event produced by NCHS.   Dr. Harold Luft, of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Read More >

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