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Friends of NCHS: Recommendation for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

Posted: 3/21/2020 (Local Events)

The Friends of NCHS is a coalition of public health associations, patient organizations, scientific societies, and research institutions who rely on the information produced by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In order to support NCHS’s continued work to monitor the health of the American people and to allow the agency to make much-needed investments in the next generation of its surveys and products, the Friends of NCHS recommend an appropriation of at least $189 million for the agency in fiscal year (FY) 2021. The recommendation reflects an increase to NCHS’s base budget of $14.6 million from its FY 2020 appropriation, as well as the formalization of an ongoing $14 million transfer from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Informatics as proposed in the President’s FY 2021 Budget Request. We urge the Subcommittee to reject the Administration’s proposed $5.4 million cut to the agency, which would have a devastating impact on NCHS’s ability to continue to provide timely, unbiased, and accurate data on Americans’ health. Please click this link or the link below for the full recommendation and more information.

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