Partner Profiles: National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)
The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is a national, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving health care through the collection, analysis, dissemination, public availability, and use of health care data for policy and market uses.
NAHDO was created by Washington Business Group on Health and the Intergovernmental Health Policy Project at George Washington University in the spring of 1986 to support the activities of state-level agencies −state data organizations −mandated to collect, analyze, disseminate, and use hospital discharge data sets. Today NAHDO provides leadership in health care data collection, availability and use, national standards development and public quality reporting initiatives. NAHDO's membership includes state and private health data organizations, federal agencies, academic and corporate organizations.
NAHDO has been working collaboratively with CDC to facilitate the acquisition and use of health care data sets in surveillance activities. NAHDO serves as a liaison between the data stewards and Tracking grantees to overcome barriers in accessing statewide healthcare data sets and facilitate linkages between health outcomes and environmental data.