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‘Till Death Do Us Part: NAPHSIS and Partners Talk Value of Death Data on Capitol Hill

Emily J. Holubowich, MPP, Senior Vice President at CRD Associates, is NAPHSIS’s Washington representative and leads our advocacy efforts in the nation’s capital. As headlines demonstrate—from the unexpected rise in death rates among middle-aged, white Americans due to substance abuse and suicide, to impact of home births on infant mortality, to the rise in maternal mortality—death records collected and maintained by the states and territories serve critical public health, civil registration, and administrative functions. Such records are essential in tracking life expectancy, addressing causes of death through public health interventions, and in stopping benefits payments to individuals who

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