Final Agenda


Subcommittee on Populations

September 18 – 19, 2006

Renaissance Hotel
999 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 898-9000

Workshop on Data Linkages to Improve Health Outcomes

Goal: Stimulate interest and identify best practices in using linkages among administrative and survey data to improve our knowledge of health outcomes for the population and various subpopulations and assist HHS agencies to better meet their responsibilities for performance measurement under various laws such as the Government Performance Results Act of 1993.

Meeting Summary

Monday, September 18th


 9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Call to Order – Welcome and Introductions Donald Steinwachs, Ph.D., Chair
9:10 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. The Importance of Data Linkage Donald Steinwachs
C. Eugene Steuerle
Nancy Breen
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Census Bureau Sally ObenskiAssistant Chief for Administrative Records ResearchRonald C. PrevostSpecial Assistant, Demographic Surveys DivisionGerald GatesChief Privacy Officer

Nancy Breen, Facilitator

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Census Bureau (continued)
11:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Using Linked Micro-data Julia Lane, Senior Vice President, NORCPresentation 1
Presentation 2
1:00 p.m. – Health and Human Services Agencies Jennifer MadansAssociate Director for Science, National Center for Health Statistics
Christine Cox, NCHS Special Assistant for Record LinkageDavid GibsonCMS Steven CohenDirector of the Center for Financing Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality

Martin L. BrownChief, Health Services and Economics Branch, National Cancer Institute
Gerald Riley, Social Science Research Analyst, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

John DrabekEconomist, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, DHHS

C. Eugene Steuerle, Facilitator

2:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Health and Human Services Agencies (continued)
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Social Security Administration Howard IamsResearch Advisor
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wrap up and Adjourn

Tuesday, September 19th


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. IRS, Education and Veterans Administration Tom PetskaDirector, Statistics of Income Division, IRSRichard BjorklundDirector, Veterans AdministrationChris ChapmanProgram Director for Early Childhood and Household Studies, National Center for Education Statistics

A. Russell Localio, Facilitator

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Maximizing the Benefits from Linked Data: Access for Research and Related Issues Constance F. Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics, The National AcademiesHeather Boushey, Economist, Center for Economic and Policy ResearchBrian Harris-KojetinOMB

Deb SchragMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Joan Turek, Facilitator

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. A Broader Perspective on the Role of Linkages Fritz ScheurenVice President for Statistics, NORC and 2005 President of ASA Michael DavernAssistant Professor, University of MinnesotaDonald Steinwachs, Facilitator
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Wrap-up Subcommittee on Populations
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Adjourn

August 29, 2006

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