Health United States 2020-2021


NCHS/AcademyHealth Data Visualization Challenge

Date and Time: Summer 2021 (submission date to be announced)

Description: NCHS data cover a wide array of topics that can be explored across demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic characteristics. Data visualizations can help NCHS effectively communicate statistical information to target stakeholders. NCHS is partnering with AcademyHealth on a competition for masters or doctoral-level students. Contestants will use two or more of the machine-readable files from Health, United States, 2019 to create interactive data visualizations that identify and explain an important trend or disparity in public health. The machine-readable files are currently available on the Health, United States, 2019 Data Finder.

For more information regarding the contest and to indicate your interest, please visit the NCHS/AcademyHealth Data Visualization Challenge website at Additional competition specifications will be released in Summer 2021.

Webinar: Reporting on the Nation’s Health in Health, United States

Date and Time: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2 pm EST.

Description: The Health, United States report series features national trends in health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures and payers from a variety of data sources. The latest Health, United States report for the President and Congress, to be released on March 2, 2021, provides relevant data to policymakers and public health professionals to inform evidence-based decisions. This National Center for Health Statistics webinar will summarize key findings from the report, review tools for using the data in health disparities research, and update viewers on program modernization efforts.

Presentation Slides [PDF – 11 MB]

Webinar: Health, United States, 2018: Annual report, year-round resource

Date and Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 3 pm EST.

Description: Want to learn more about key findings from Health, United States, 2018? Dr. Renee Gindi will present highlights from the latest release of Health, United States and discuss how you can access resources from NCHS surveys and data collection systems. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Presentation Slides [PDF – 2 MB]