March 14, 2001 Letter to Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of Management and Budget regarding Provisional Guidance on the Implementation of the 1997 Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (December 15, 2000)

March 14, 2001 Katherine K. Wallman Chief Statistician Office of Management and Budget, Room 10201 New Executive Office Building 725 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20503 Dear Ms. Wallman: The Provisional Guidance on the Implementation of the 1997 Standards for Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (December 15, 2000) is of great interest to the…

October 16, 2000 Letter to the Secretary on Implementation of Administrative Simplification Final Rules

October 16, 2000 The Honorable Donna E. Shalala Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Shalala: As part of its responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) will be monitoring closely the implementation of the…

October 3, 2000 Letter to the Secretary on the Status of the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps (ICIDH)

October 3, 2000 The Honorable Donna E. Shalala Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Shalala: We are writing to advise you on the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps (ICIDH), which the World Health Organization (WHO) currently is revising. WHO proposes to submit the…

Written comments provided by Kerr White

THE U.S. NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON VITAL & HEALTH STATISTICS Reflections on the Past and Challenges for the Future Kerr L. White MD* My association with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and later the U.S. National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) goes back almost forty years when I first met Ossie Sagen,…