Subcommittee Charge

The Subcommittee on Population Health maintains awareness of issues concerning the measurement of health of people living in the United States on behalf of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. The Subcommittee makes recommendations to the full Committee, examining the far-ranging considerations raised in generating health data and ensuring that this information is accurate, timely, and relevant.

Specifically, the Population Health Subcommittee will:

  1. Study the issues related to the collection of data and development of standards for indicators of community health and well-being and social determinants of health.
  2. Monitor the nation’s health data needs and current approaches to meeting those needs for vulnerable populations such as but not limited to those disadvantaged by virtue of their special needs, economic status, race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender, or area of residence.
  3. Identify emerging population health data issues, including methodologies and technologies of information systems, databases, and networking that could improve the ability to meet those needs.
  4. Identify strategies and opportunities to sustain, secure, and improve the Vital Registration and Statistics System at the Federal, state, and local level.
  5. Identify strategies and opportunities to achieve long-term public and researcher access and availability to commonly used, valid, credible, and timely population health information at geographic levels ranging from community to national level.
  6. Delineate statistical issues regarding the collection of population-based data such as vital statistics and health surveys of persons living in the United States.
  7. Advise the Department on population health data collection needs and strategies, and review and monitor the Department’s data and information systems to identify population health data needs, opportunities, and problems.
  8. Consider the likely effects of emerging health information technologies on the Department’s population health data and systems and the impact of the Department’s information policies and systems on the development of emerging technologies.
  9. Coordinate with the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics regarding health statistics issues.
  10. Be mindful of the work plans and activities of parallel NCVHS Subcommittees to explore joint and collaborative projects whenever possible.

July 2018


Upcoming/Recent Meetings

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events.

Past Events

  • November 28, 2017
    Population Health Subcommittee Meeting
  • September 11-12, 2017
    Subcommittee on Population Health – Next Generation Vital Statistics Hearing
  • September 27, 2016
    Agenda of the September 27, 2016 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Workshop
  • November 17, 2015
    Agenda of the November 17, 2015 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Workshop
  • October 27-28, 2014
    Agenda of the October 27-28, 2014 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Roundtable
  • June 13, 2014
    Agenda of the June 13, 2014 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Framework Strategic Session
  • November 15, 2013
    Agenda of the November 15, 2013 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Strategic Session
  • April 30-2, 2013
    Agenda of the April 30 – May 2, 2013 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Subcommittee on Standards Joint Roundtable on Health Data Needs for Community Driven Change
  • November 15, 2012
    Agenda of the November 15, 2012 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Meeting
  • March 8-9, 2012
    Agenda of the March 8-9, 2012 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Hearing
  • December 3, 2010
    Agenda of the December 3, 2010 NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards Hearing
  • February 9, 2010
    Agenda of the February 9, 2010 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Conference Call
  • February 27, 2009
    Agenda of the February 27, 2009 NCVHS Subcommittee on Population Health Hearing
  • November 19, 2008
    Agenda of the November 19, 2008 NCVHS Populations Subcommittee Hearing on Health Insurance Data Capabilities – Access and Coverage
  • May 19-20, 2008
    Agenda of the May 19-20, 2008 NCVHS Subcommittee on Populations/Workgroup on Quality Patient-Centered Medical Home Hearing
  • February 14, 2007
    Agenda of the February 14, 2007 NCVHS Subcommittee on Populations Hearing
  • September 18-19, 2006
    Agenda of the September 18-19, 2006 NCVHS Subcommittee on Populations
  • September 8, 2005
    Agenda of the September 8, 2005 NCVHS Subcommittee on Populations Breakout Session
  • May 13, 2005
    Agenda of the May 13, 2005 NCVHS Subcommittee on Populations Working Session
  • October 26, 2004
    Agenda of the October 26, 2004 NCVHS Subcommittee on Populations Meeting
  • January 28, 2004
    Agenda of the January 28, 2004 NCVHS Subcommittee on Populations Planning Meeting

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Members and Staff


  • Denise E. Love, BSN, MBA
  • Llewellyn J. Cornelius, Ph.D, LCSW
  • Vickie M. Mays, PhD, MSPH

Lead Staff

  • Kate Brett, PhD


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