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Division of Evidence, Evaluation and Data Policy

The Division of Evidence, Evaluation, and Data Policy is responsible for evidence-based policymaking activities for the Department in addition to evaluation, data, information, and privacy policy. The Division also provides leadership and analysis on health information technology, data science, and data standards. The Division provides leadership and staff support to the HHS Data Council and the HHS Evidence and Evaluation Council to implement the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018. The Division also provides oversight and serves as the HHS Executive Director for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the statutory advisory body to the Secretary on health data, statistics, privacy, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and national health information technology policy.


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ASPE Issue Brief

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Major HHS Data Systems

August 30, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and policy responses, including stay-at-home orders and expanded use of telework, disrupted data collection for major HHS data systems. This brief identifies the impact of the pandemic on 29 HHS statistical surveys and administrative data systems widely used by policymakers and the public.