The HHS Data Council is the principal internal advisory body to the Secretary on health and human services data policy. The Council coordinates data policy activities in HHS, including the development and implementation of an HHS data strategy. The Council consists of senior level officials and staff designated by their operating and staff division leadership. It is co-chaired by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Director of the National Center for Health Statistics. The Data Council supports the Data Governance Board by addressing analytic and technical data policy issues and the Chief Data Officer is represented in the Data Council. The council both coordinates data policy issues and conducts research to improve long-term collection and use of HHS Data. The Data Council has a current focus on the implementation of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018.
For questions about the HHS Data Council, please contact DataPolicy@hhs.gov.