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The State Health Center for Health Statistics, by providing high-quality information on the health of North Carolinians, will positively influence decision-making on health policy, thereby improving the health of all our citizens. By making better use of our human and technical resources, we will strive to provide health data and records to policy makers, researchers, and citizens as efficiently and quickly as possible. We seek to create for our agency a better work environment, resulting in both successful employees and satisfied customers.
Within its available resources, the State Center responds to special requests. Priority is given to state-mandated and state-funded projects, collaborations, and grants. Requests requiring extensive computer time may be subject to a charge and completed as available staff time permits.
The State Center for Health Statistics is established by North Carolina General Statute Chapter 130A - Article 15. Its administrative rules are codified as North Carolina Administrative Code Title 10A - Chapter 47.
Created as the North Carolina Bureau of Vital Statistics by the State Legislature in 1913, the Bureau evolved by 1980 into the State Center for Health Statistics. The Governor in 1980 directed the state health agencies (then known as the Division of Health Services) to administer the statistical activities mandated by the 1978 Public Law 95-623. Under this Act, the division through the State Center was to coordinate all health data activity in the state and to explore new ways of obtaining, analyzing, and disseminating health data.
Page last updated October 25, 2012