2024 Newsletters

January 2024 Stakeholder Update

Katherine K. Wallman (1943 – 2024)
Katherine K. Wallman, former Chief Statistician of the United States, passed away at the age of 80 on January 17th, 2024, after a short illness. Katherine was a tireless supporter of federal statistics, from her start at the National Center of Education Statistics, to serving as the first Executive Director of COPAFS from 1981 to 1992, to her time as Chief Statistician of the U.S. from 1992 to 2017, and all the work she took on while she was “retired”. Katherine had a sharp mind, deep commitment to federal statistics, and a welcoming manner which made working with her less intimidating than it should have been. Read More

February 2024 Stakeholder Update

2024 FCSM Conference – Call for Abstracts
The 2024 FCSM Research and Policy Conference will take place October 22 thru October 24 at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The call for abstracts has been released and abstracts are due April 8th. Visit fcsmconf.org for details leading up to the conference.

Friends of NCHS ask for $220MM for FY25 Appropriation
Citing a myriad of statistical innovations and investments needed to strengthen NCHS, the Friends of NCHS is advocating for $220MM in the FY25 federal budget. Data-users seek a) more real-time data to inform core indicators of health and healthcare; b) more granular data on key population subgroups including those defined by age, gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, and geographic area; and c) data on health and healthcare equity… Read More