Greetings from the Director of NHANES
I am pleased to send you the inaugural issue of the NHANES E-newsletter!
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) launched the first cycle of the National Health Examination Survey (NHES) in October, 1959, and we are approaching the 50th anniversary. I invite you to join us in looking back over the years at the growth of the NHANES program, and at the contributions the program has made to improve the health of the U.S. population.
Our accomplishments are largely attributable to the dedication of the entire NHANES team…
A golden anniversary is a significant milestone. We will take this opportunity to recognize past achievements and to consider future directions. Our accomplishments are largely attributable to the dedication of the entire NHANES team: our staff, collaborators, contractors, friends and users from the scientific and academic communities. I invite all of you to share any stories and photographs you may have to help us mark this important anniversary.
In this and future issues of the E-newsletter we will be remembering the survey’s beginnings, emerging health problems that the survey helped to identify, and important health conditions the survey has tracked over time. We also plan to use this newsletter to share more recent survey progress and new releases. We hope this newsletter will serves as a channel for updated information, and a bridge for connecting the whole NHANES community.
Please join us in the celebration, and we look forward to hearing from you often!
s/ Cliff Johnson, Division Director, DHANES/NCHS
To submit to the newsletter, please send your item to NHANESNews@CDC.GOV.