National Vital Statistics System

Newsletters from the National Vital Statistics System

This newsletter is published by the NVSS to enhance the community of vital records and vital statistics practice, provide useful information for vital statistics and vital records professionals, and inform the broader community of interested stakeholders.

June pdf icon[PDF – 402 KB]
Inside this issue – Updates on the upcoming Vital Records and Their Administration: Statistics and Data Quality Course (virtual); release of the 2019 Provisional Birth Data and the 2018 Linked Birth and Infant Death Data; maternal COVID-19 and birth reporting; reporting telehealth visits for prenatal care.

May pdf icon[PDF – 313 KB]
Inside this issue – New resources from NCHS to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; how New York State is breaking down barriers for death data; updates on the annual VSCP meeting and upcoming NAPHSIS training; information for processing and requesting data files; contract closeout and file release dates for 2019 data.

April pdf icon[PDF – 270 KB]
Inside this issue – COCA webinar for clinicians on Certifying Deaths Due to COVID-19; how modernizing data on drug overdose deaths advances understanding of suicide; transmitting mortality records to NCHS during the pandemic; how to attend the annual VSCP meeting and other webinars; contract closeout and file release dates for 2019 data.

March pdf icon[PDF – 399 KB]
Inside this issue – Plans for the VSCP annual meeting to go virtual; overview of The Vital Records and their Administration course that was held in Salt Lake City, Utah; access to medical reports on the VSCP website as a way to improve the quality of cause of death data; new, must-see reports on trends and characteristics of sexually transmitted infections during pregnancy and recent trends in vaginal birth after cesarean delivery.

February pdf icon[PDF – 615 KB]
Inside this issue – Seeking ideas to improve the next VSCP; special project to improve geocoding for small-area estimates of life expectancy; Iowa improves birth registration timeframes and data quality; how jurisdictions can test new systems with NCHS; upcoming NAPHSIS trainings on vital records accreditation and fetal death; 2020 task orders for VSCP data.

January pdf icon[PDF – 392 KB]
Inside this issue – First release of national maternal mortality data in more than a decade; new, must-see reports on infant mortality rates due to birth defects, 80 years of fertility trends, and unnecessary pelvic exams in young women; upcoming training opportunities; new brochure for funeral directors; 2019 data year close-out dates, and more…

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