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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services announces the following advisory committee meeting.

Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Subcommittee on Populations.

Time and Date: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 13, 2003, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 14, 2003.

Place: The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone: (415) 512-1111.

Status: Open.

Purpose: The Subcommittee on Populations, NCVHS, is holding a hearing to discuss issues relating to statistics for the determination of health disparities in racial and ethnic populations. The focus will be on issues related to the collection and use of data on race and ethnicity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations. Invited panelists will address methodologic issues (e.g., misclassification, small area analysis, confidentiality concerns) in the collection of data on race and ethnicity, use of mixed race data, language issues, measurement of ethnic identity, and perspectives on variables beyond race and ethnicity needed to determined health disparities in racial and ethnic groups.

For Further Information Contact: Additional information about this meeting as well as summaries of past meetings and a roster of committee members may be obtained from Audrey L. Burwell, Office of Minority Health, 1101 Wooton Parkway, 6th Floor, Room 600, Rockville, Maryland 20852, telephone: (301) 443-9923, e-mail; or Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Room 2413, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone: (301) 458-4245. Information also is available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS web site:​ where an agenda and more details about participation in the meeting or Subcommittee deliberations will be posed when available.

Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458-4EEO (4336) as soon as possible.

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Dated: September 23, 2003.

James Scanlon,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

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[FR Doc. 03-25284 Filed 10-3-03; 8:45 am]