National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

The U.S. Federal Statistical System has a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) sector headquartered in Hyattsville, Maryland. Their primary responsibilities include compiling statistical health information, then releasing it through print and online reports. These reports are then used to shape new policies intended to help improve the health of Americans. 

The NCHS is actually a sub-agency of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In comparison, the CDC is a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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