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No. 2, January 2013

Director's Corner: The Value of Collaborations

NCHS Director Edward Sondik

NCHS Director Ed Sondik discusses the value and importance of NCHS’s many exceptional collaborative ventures.

Read Dr. Sondik’s remarks on NCHS’s statistical collaboration.

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Mobile Examination Centers Measure America’s Health

The only health survey conducted in the U.S. that combines both interviews and physical examinations relies on mobile examination centers to collect important physical measurements.

Read more about Mobile Examination Centers.

New Survey Measures the Fitness of America's Youth

A new survey addressing the need for data on physical activity in children and teens is receiving an enthusiastic response from its young participants.

Read more about the National Youth Fitness Survey.

Division Director Clifford Johnson Retires

Read more.

Also in This Issue

New Interactive Report

A new, interactive version of Health, United States, 2011, In Brief, enables viewers to view, create, and export charts and tables, and easily link to related Web pages.

Read more about Interactive Health U.S., 2011, In Brief.

2012 National Conference on Health Statistics

More than 1,000 attendees converged on the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel in August for NCHS’s biennial conference.

Read more about the National Conference on Health Statistics.

Ask the Expert: Dr. David Huang

Dr. Huang, of the Health Promotion Statistics Branch, discusses NCHS’s contributions to the Healthy People 2020 initiative.

Read more about Healthy People 2020.

In the News

Consumer Reports cites NHANES research; USA Today focuses on preliminary birth data for 2011; the Journal of the American Medical Association analyzes NHANES data to explore the link between BPA and childhood obesity.

Read more about press coverage of NCHS reports.

Milestones and Honors

DHANES Director Clifford Johnson retires; Research Data Center Director Peter Meyer honored by American Public Health Association; Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Staff Chief Ms. Marjorie S. Greenberg receives multiple honors.

Read more about Mr. Johnson, Mr. Meyer, and Ms. Greenberg.

Closer Look

Screenshot of interactive map

NCHS participates in the Healthy People 2020 initiative, which provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Take a closer look at the current state of the initiative's Leading Health Indicators - substance abuse, oral health, obesity, and more.

Recent Releases

Download the reports featured in this issue, as well as other recent releases, from the Publications and Information Products section of our website.

Upcoming Releases

Contraceptive Methods Women Have Ever Used: United States, 1982 to 2010 (National Health Statistics Report)

Use of Emergency Contraception among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2006-2010 (Data Brief)

Caloric Intake From Fast-Food Among Adults: United States, 2007–2010 (Data Brief)

Trends in Energy and Macronutrient Intake Among Children and Adolescents, 1999-2000 Through 2009-2010 (Data Brief)

Expanded Health Data From the New Birth Certificate, 2009 (National Vital Statistics Report)

Deaths: Final Data for 2010 (National Vital Statistics Report)

Early Release of Estimates Based on Data From the January-September 2012 National Health Interview Survey

For more upcoming NCHS releases, visit our Upcoming Releases page.

In the Next Issue:

  • Ed Sondik discusses program evaluation;
  • Statistics2013, the International Year of Statistics;
  • Ask the Expert interviews Dr. Nat Schenker;
  • and more.

Inside NCHS goes beyond the numbers to provide insights into the work we do, the collaborations that make it possible, the people that make it happen, and the issues that we face. Inside NCHS is published quarterly by the National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

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