Our Members

Formed in 1933, Naphsis brings together public health professionals from 57 jurisdictions representing all 50 states, the five U.S. territories, New York City, and the District of Columbia.

Map of all Naphsis jurisdictions

Member Awards

Excellence in Vital Statistics Award Winner

The Excellence in Vital Statistics Award recognizes significant contributions of an individual or a team in vital records/health statistics. This may include, but is not limited to, innovations and improvements in the areas of customer service, registration, training, data management and statistics, data quality, field services, or technology. This award is for talented staff who work on the front-line and behind the scenes day-to-day to make things happen.

2023 Award Winner

Diana Baldry, KS

Registration Chief Senior Manager

Outstanding Leadership Award Winner

The Outstanding Leadership Award recognizes individuals that demonstrate leadership in the vital records and health statistics arena. Their firm commitment and unyielding drive is needed to take the required steps to protect the records we are responsible for and to improve how we administer the programs and disseminate the data collected.

2023 Award Winner

Dylan Bryant, MO

State Registrar

Early Career Professional Award Winner

The Early Career Professional Award recognizes individuals who show great potential for positively impacting the world of vital records/health statistics in the areas of administration, data management and statistics and/or technology.

2023 Award Winner

Brianna Pergola, WA

Mortality Epidemiologist

Recognition of Accreditation

Naphsis, in partnership with PHAB and NCHS, developed the Vital Records/Health Statistics (VRHS) Accreditation Program to recognize high-performing teams. The VRHS unit accreditation is intended to help promote high standards that will validate and guide business operations and quality improvement efforts in vital records and health statistics offices, as well as promote continuous quality improvement.

2023 Award Winner

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Lifetime Recognition

This award is presented to Naphsis members who have demonstrated significant, long-standing contributions and service to our association throughout their dedicated career in vital records or health statistics from within their jurisdiction.

2023 Award Winner

Sue Bordeaux, OK

Deputy Registrar

President’s Award

This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and made significant contributions in their field.

2023 Award Winner

Melissa Bird, IA

Bureau Chief

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