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Workshop Agenda and Participant List

AGENDA

Committee on National Statistics

Workshop on Vital Data for National Needs


April 30, 2008

Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington, DC


Welcome and Introductory Comments

8:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Louise Ryan, Planning Committee Chair

8:30

Background, Workshop Goals, and Agenda

Constance Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics

Edward Sondik, Director, National Center for Health Statistics

Louise Ryan, Planning Committee Chair



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–C– Workshop Agenda and Participant List AGENDA Committee on National Statistics Workshop on Vital Data for National Needs April 30, 2008 Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences Building Washington, DC Welcome and Introductory Comments 8:00 am Welcome and Introductions Louise Ryan, Planning Committee Chair 8:30 Background, Workshop Goals, and Agenda Constance Citro, Director, Committee on National Statistics Edward Sondik, Director, National Center for Health Statistics Louise Ryan, Planning Committee Chair 111

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112 VITAL STATISTICS Uses of Vital Statistics Data and Increasing Demands on the System 8:45 Health Policy and Health Research Uses of Vital Statistics: Data Driven Policy; Health Risk Assessments; Health Surveil- lance; Health Disparities Moderator: Louise Ryan, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University Presenters: • Nancy Krieger, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health • Richard Rogers, Department of Sociology and Program on Pop- ulation Processes, University of Colorado, Boulder • Peter van Dyck, Associate Administrator, Maternal and Child Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 10:00 Break 10:15 Understanding the Future: Life Expectancy, Population, and Fis- cal Projections Moderator: Samuel Preston, Population Studies Center, Univer- sity of Pennsylvania Presenters: • Stephen Goss, Chief Actuary, U.S. Social Security Administra- tion • Fred Hollmann, Population Projections, U.S. Census Bureau 11:00 Growing and Emerging Uses: National Security, Infectious Dis- ease Surveillance, Small-Area Estimates for Local Planning Moderator: Kenneth Prewitt, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University Presenters: • Michael A. Stoto, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University • Ed Hunter, Deputy Director, Washington Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • Victoria Velkoff, Assistant Division Chief, Population Estimates and Projections, U.S. Census Bureau 12:00 pm Working Lunch and Luncheon Speaker: Reflections on Current Uses and Future Needs for Vital Statistics Steven Murdock, Director, U.S. Census Bureau

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APPENDIX C 113 Where Are We Now: Challenges and Needs 1:00 Role of the States and Recent Innovations Moderator: Edward Perrin, School of Public Health and Com- munity Medicine, University of Washington; Dr. Perrin was unable to attend and Constance Citro, Committee on Na- tional Statistics, substituted as moderator Presenters: • Steven Schwartz, Registrar and Assistant Commissioner, Office of Vital Statistics, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene • Garland Land, Executive Director, National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems 2:00 Methodological Issues: Race, Variations in Certificates, Timeli- ness, Etc. Moderator: Sharon Arnold, Vice President, AcademyHealth Presenters: • Jim Weed, Deputy Director of the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, retired • Stephanie Ventura, Chief, Reproductive Statistics Branch, Na- tional Center for Health Statistics • Robert Anderson, Chief, Mortality Statistics Branch, National Center for Health Statistics 2:45 Break Options for Building a Vital Statistics System for the 21st Century 3:00 Federal-State Cooperative Systems: Examples of Successes from Within the Federal Statistical System Moderator: Janet Norwood, Consultant Presenters: • John Galvin, Associate Commissioner for Employment Statis- tics, Bureau of Labor Statistics • Andrew White, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics • Harry Rosenberg, National Center for Health Statistics, retired 4:00 Where Do We Go from Here? Band-Aid to Cadillac Solutions Moderator: Kenneth Prewitt, Columbia University Presenter: Jennifer Madans, Associate Director for Science, Na- tional Center for Health Statistics

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114 VITAL STATISTICS Discussants: • Howard Hogan, Associate Director for Demographic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau • Steven Schwartz, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene • Nancy Krieger, Harvard School of Public Health 5:15 Concluding Remarks Charles Rothwell, Director, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics Louise Ryan, Planning Committee Chair 5:30 Adjourn PARTICIPANT LIST Robert Anderson, National Center for Health Statistics Sandra Arévalo, Northeastern University Sharon Arnold, AcademyHealth Jana Asher, Unaffiliated Scholar Delton Atkinson, National Center for Health Statistics Heibatollah Baghi, George Mason University Clifton Bailey, George Mason University Patty Becker, APB Associates Amy Branum, National Center for Health Statistics Genet Burka, District of Columbia Department of Health Jo Amato Burns, Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation Mark Bye, Social Security Administration Virginia Cain, National Center for Health Statistics Carlos Castillo-Salgado, Pan American Health Organization Constance Citro, Committee on National Statistics Lin (Limin) Clegg, Department of Veterans Affairs Mark Denbaly, Economic Research Service Irma Elo, University of Pennsylvania Suzann Evinger, Office of Management and Budget Ron Fecso, Government Accountability Office Christopher Fulcher, University of Missouri Carolyn Fuqua, National Opinion Research Council John Galvin, Bureau of Labor Statistics Andrea Gerger, Pan American Health Organization Alejandro Giusti, World Health Organization Stephen Goss, Social Security Administration

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APPENDIX C 115 Marjorie Greenberg, National Center for Health Statistics Brady Hamilton, National Center for Health Statistics Elizabeth Hamilton, National Institute on Aging Mary Jo Hoeksema, Population Association of America Howard Hogan, Census Bureau Fred Hollmann, Census Bureau Julia Holmes, National Center for Health Statistics Emily Holubowich, Coalition for Health Services Research Isabelle Horon, Maryland Department of Health Ed Hunter, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention David Johnson, Census Bureau Hormuzd Katki, National Cancer Institute Sharon Kirmeyer, National Center for Health Statistics Nancy Krieger, Harvard School of Public Health Caryn Kuebler, Government Accountability Office Garland Land, National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems Jin Hee Lee, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Linda Loubert, Morgan State University Marian MacDorman, National Center for Health Statistics Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics Fatima Marinho, Pan American Health Organization Joyce Martin, National Center for Health Statistics Patricia Martin, Social Security Administration Shelly Martinez, Office of Management and Budget TJ Mathews, National Center for Health Statistics Koren Melfi, Altarum Linda Mellgren, Department of Health and Human Services Fay Menacker, National Center for Health Statistics Pauline Mendola, National Center for Health Statistics Mary Moien, National Center for Health Statistics Michael Molla, National Center for Health Statistics Oscar Mujica, Pan American Health Organization Wolfgang Munar, Inter-American Development Bank Steven Murdock, Census Bureau Janet Norwood, Independent Consultant William O’Hare, Casey Institute Frank Olken, National Science Foundation Sarah Orndorff, George Washington University Jennifer Park, National Center for Education Statistics Edward Perrin, University of Washington Patricia Potrzebowski, Pennsylvania Department of Health Samuel Preston, University of Pennsylvania

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116 VITAL STATISTICS Kenneth Prewitt, Columbia University Richard Rogers, University of Colorado Cynthia Ronzio, George Washington University Harry Rosenberg, National Center for Health Statistics (ret.) Charles Rothwell, National Center for Health Statistics Kara Ryan, National Council of La Raza Louise Ryan, Harvard University Rama Sastry, Energy Department Margo Schwab, Office of Management and Budget Steven Schwartz, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Michael Sellner, Census Bureau Jacob Siegel, Georgetown University Howard Silver, Consortium of Social Science Associations Michael Simpson, Congressional Budget Office Michael Siri, CNSTAT Monroe Sirken, National Center for Health Statistics Robyn Sneeringer, Altarum Institute Ed Sondik, National Center for Health Statistics Ed Spar, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics Michael Stoto, Georgetown University Paul Sutton, National Center for Health Statistics Peter van Dyck, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria Velkoff, Census Bureau Stephanie Ventura, National Center for Health Statistics Alice Wade, Social Security Administration Katherine Wallman, Office of Management and Budget James Weed, National Center for Health Statistics (ret.) Rob Weinzimer, National Center for Health Statistics Andrew White, National Center for Education Statistics Al Winters, Social Security Administration Karen Woodrow-Lafield, Unaffiliated Scholar