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NAPHSIS 2011 Annual Report Released
At the June meeting in Minneapolis, NAPHSIS released its 2011 Annual Report, describing the association's mission, programs, partners, and major accomplishments for 2011, among other information. Click here to read our 2011 Annual Report and learn more about NAPHSIS.
2012 Annual Meeting
Our thanks to everyone who joined us in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 3rd - 7th and helped make the 2012 NAPHSIS/NCHS Joint Meeting a success! For more information on this year's meeting, please see the 2012 Meeting page.
NAPHSIS Testifies Before Ways & Means Committee
On February 2nd, NAPHSIS had the opportunity to provide the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security with a written statement for the record on vital records and, specifically, the reporting and electronic verification of deaths. Click the following link to download a copy of this testimony: Statement for the Record (PDF)
2011 Model Law Revision Homepage
NAPHSIS has added a homepage for materials related to the ongoing efforts to revise the Model State Vital Statistics Act and Regulations. On this page can be found background information and downloadable files, including the current draft revised Model Law, a Comments Form, and PowerPoint presentations delivered in the National Webinars occurring in January of 2011. Click here to access the page (NAPHSIS Login required).
Research Review Process for Access to NCHS Data
Access to, and use of, national vital records-based data sets from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) requires the approval of NAPHSIS. The NAPHSIS review process is conducted prior to the NCHS review and includes both federal and non-federal requests for restricted data files. This page of our Website contains information on the review process, criteria, and evaluation outcomes for requests to use NCHS vital statistics data.