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Friends Submit Comments on HHS Strategic Plan

The Friends of NCHS is a voluntary coalition of more than 150 organizations that support the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Members of this diverse group-including think tanks, professional associations, and universities-rely on the data collected and maintained by NCHS to conduct research, support advocacy efforts, and influence and inform health policy.

The Friends of NCHS advocates on behalf of the agency to Congress. Activities include:

  • Sending joint letters to key members of Congress;
  • Making joint visits to members of Congress and their staff; and
  • Coordinating briefings to demonstrate the importance of NCHS and the research it supports.

If your association, university, or corporation would like to join the Friends of NCHS, please contact

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