Welcome to NAPHSIS!

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The 2014 NAPHSIS Meeting will be held in Seattle, WA on June 8 - 11!
  See the 2014 Meeting page for more information on the meeting hotel, draft agenda, and registration.  

NAPHSIS held its first Congressional Briefing on July 22, 2013, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  It was entitled: VITAL RECORDS: "VITAL" FOR A REASON! Presentations from the briefing included:

This video clip was created for the Congressional Hill Briefing in partnership with NAPHSIS Corporate Member ManTech, International who also helped sponsor the event. 

MORE, BETTER, FASTER! NAPHSIS and the Annie E. Casey Foundation present: MORE, BETTER, FASTER: Strategies for Improving the Timeliness of Vital Statistics, a report created with a grant from AECF to explore the challenges in collecting, processing and delivering timely vital statistics data.

Research Review Process for Access to NCHS Data Access to, and use of, national vital records-based data sets from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) requires the approval of NAPHSIS. The NAPHSIS review process is conducted prior to the NCHS review and includes both federal and non-federal requests for restricted data files. This page of our Website contains information on the review process, criteria, and evaluation outcomes for requests to use NCHS vital statistics data.

2011 Model Law Revision - The 2011 Model Law Revision was released on September 7, 2011, but is still pending DHHS approval. Click here to download a copy.

Who We Are

NAPHSIS is the professional association of state vital records and public health statistics offices in the United States. Vital records offices produce legal birth and death certificates, and collect critical health and demographic data. The information our members collect and the statistics they produce are the foundation for program planning, surveillance, and research in areas such as maternal and child health, pandemic disease control, reducing health disparities, and identifying emerging health concerns. Formed in 1933, NAPHSIS brings together members from all fifty U.S. states, five territories, New York City, and the District of Columbia. In addition, NAPHSIS provides technical assistance and training, conducts educational programs, and provides access to resources to assist in vital records and health statistics management.

Our Mission
The NAPHSIS mission is to provide national leadership for both vital records and related information systems in order to establish and protect individual identity and improve population health.

Our Vision
An accurate, timely, and secure record of all vital events in the nation.