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Welcome to the Inside NCHS blog from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Inside NCHS goes beyond the numbers to provide insights into the work we do, the collaborations that make it possible, the people that make it happen, and the issues that we face.

 

Guidelines

This is a moderated blog — we will review all comments before posting them. Your comments must relate to the information and/or topics of discussion on this blog (e.g. CDC/NCHS, health statistics).

Comments containing the following will not be allowed:

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Please reference CDC’s Social Media Public Comment Policy for additional guidelines.

We recognize the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, comments will be monitored during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day. While we welcome your comments, we will not respond to every question or comment.

 

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Press Questions

We ask that reporters send questions to the CDC media relations team through their normal channels and refrain from submitting questions as comments. We will not post questions from reporters.

 

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Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and may not represent the official positions of the CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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