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All’s Well That Ends Well for NCHS Funding

Emily J. Holubowich, Senior Vice President at CRD Associates, is NAPHSIS's Washington representative and leads our advocacy efforts in the nation's capital. For the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the outcome is as good as can be expected in the current no-growth environment. In the end, NCHS received flat funding of $160.4 million for the second straight year. It certainly could have been worse. Last year the House had proposed flat funding for the agency, while the Senate proposed an almost $5 million cut. NAPHSIS joined the Friends of NCHS in advocating for the higher of the two levels, and we are pleased to see Congress obliged! We are also pleased the Congress accepted our

NAPHSIS announces new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of NAPHSIS, the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems, is pleased to announce that Shawna Webster has been selected as the association's new Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017. Shawna steps into this role after having served as Interim Executive Director for the past 5 months, and Chief Operating Officer for the 5 years prior to that. Vetted Solutions, a Washington, D.C. based executive search firm, managed the nationwide search. "At this critical juncture, NAPHSIS needs a leader who knows how vital records and vital statistics fit into the national conversation about protecting individual identity and improving public health,

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