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NCHS collaborates with other countries and agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. One is the International Collaborative Effort (ICE) model, which teams domestic and foreign experts to focus on specific health issues of mutual interest. Other international collaborations do not follow the ICE model, but they all seek to promote cooperation between the United States and other countries. Research findings from these projects are used to provide guidance to domestic and international health programs and to improve the health statistical activities of NCHS.

Bilateral Collaborations

  • Annual Interchange Between Statistics Canada and NCHS
  • US-India Health Initiative

Multilateral Collaborations

  • International Collaborative Effort on Automating Mortality Statistics
  • Washington Group on Disability Statistics
  • International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement


Retired Collaborations

  • Injury Statistics
  • Measuring The Health and Health Care of the Aging
  • Perinatal and Infant Mortality
  • Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcome
  • US-Mexico Border Health Commission
  • US-Russia Collaboration
  • US-Hungary Collaboration