Shaping a Vision for 21st Century Health Statistics. Notes


(1) King County Health Action Plan, Community Benefits, Recommendations and Actions.

(2) United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Forecasted state-specific estimates of self-reported Asthma Prevalence-1998. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (Dec. 4, 1998) 47:1022-1025.

(3) Topic of the month, Pediatric Asthma. AAAAI.

(4) Friede A, Blum H, and McDonald M. Public Health Informatics: How Information Age Technology Can Strengthen Public Health. Annual Review of Public Health l995. 16:239-52.

(5) See the NCVHS June, 2000 paper on the NHII vision, Better Information for Better Health: Toward a National Health Information Infrastructure.


(7) Black C, Roos N, and Roos L, "From Health Statistics to Health Information Systems: A New Path for the 21st Century," p. 11 (commissioned paper).

(8) Closing the Gap, State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Providing Coverage to Nearly Two Million.

(9) Evans RG, Barer ML, and Marmor TR, Editors. Why Are Some People Healthy and Others Not? The Determinants of Health of Populations. New York: Aldine De Gruyter, 1994.

(10) Administration on Aging, Aging into the 21st Century, Demographic Changes. Jacob Siegel.

(11) Urban Institute All under One Roof: Mixed-Status Families in an Era of Reform By Michael Fix and Wendy Zimmermann, June 1999.

(12) Who is Poor, l998 Green Book.

(13) Closing the Gap, Moving Towards Consensus on Cultural Competency.

(14) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000. Healthy People 2010. Conference Edition in Two Volumes. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office.

(15) Ginsburg, Paul, Ph.D. As the System Changes, Health Policy Expert Sees Positives and Negatives,, Sept. l998.

(16) “Integrating Public Health Information and Surveillance Systems,” A Report and Recommendations from the CDC/ATSDR Steering Committee on Public Health Information and Surveillance System Development, Spring 1995, US Department of Health and Human Services.

(17) International developments are explored in detail in a commissioned paper by Jennifer Zellmer et al., “Recent Developments in Health Information: An International Perspective,” which was used as a source in writing this section.

(18) National Health Service Information for Health: An Information Strategy for the Modern NHS, 1998-2005. (


(20) Canadian Institute for Health Information. Health Information Roadmap: Responding to Needs.

(21) The Committee’s recommendations are posted on the NCVHS Website.

(22) February 7, 2000, Recommendations on the notice of proposed rule-making for standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information. Posted on NCVHS Website.

(23) RG Evans and GL Stoddart, "Producing Health, Consuming Health Care," in RG Evans, Ml Barer, and TR Marmor, editors, Why are some people health and others not? The determinants of health of populations, New York: Aldine De Gruyter 1994 , pp. 27-64.

(24) Black C, Roos N, and Roos L, "From Health Statistics to Health Information Systems: A New Path for the 21st Century," p. 11 (commissioned paper).

(25) Institute of Medicine, Committee on Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health. Improving health in the community: a role for performance monitoring. Jane S. Durch, Linda A. Bailey, and Michael A. Stoto, editors. 1997


Papers Commissioned for the Visioning Process

Charlyn Black, Noralou Roos, and Leslie Roos
(University of Manitoba)
“From Health Statistics to Health Information Systems: A New Path for the 21st Century”

Lorraine V. Klerman
(School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham)
“The State Children's Health Insurance Program: A Case Study with additional material on Data Needs in the Area of Child Health”

Richard Kronick
(Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego)
“Numbers We Need: Health Statistics and Policy”

Daniel Melnick
“Building Robust Statistical Systems for Health”

Jennifer Zelmer, Shazeen Virani, and Richard Alverez
(Canadian Institute for Health Information)
“Recent Developments in Health Information: An International Perspective “