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News by Topic: Statistics and data

Sep 21, 2020 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services seeking comment on the draft Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (STI Plan). The STI Plan is intended to serve as a roadmap for all stakeholders at all levels to guide the development of policies, initiatives, and actions for STI prevention and control. Comments are due by October 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 18, 2020 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking comments on an information collection regarding the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which surveys people 12 and older about the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Updates relate to COVID-19 and telehealth utilization. Comments are due by November 17, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 16, 2020 - Analyzes new COVID-19 infection rates in counties across the U.S. and finds that rural counties on the red-zone list dropped significantly for the first time in more than two months. Includes an interactive map and a chart detailing rural red-zone counties by state.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 15, 2020 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on the extension of a data collection through October 31, 2020 to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, health, and to gauge the level of education disruptions. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 9, 2020 - Analyzes new COVID-19 infection rates and finds rural cases increased while metropolitan cases declined for the second week in row. Reports an increase in red-zone counties and in the number of cases originating in rural red-zone counties for the first time in four weeks. Includes an interactive map of all U.S. counties new infection rates.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 8, 2020 - Describes challenges to completing accurate Census counts in Indian Country that existed before the COVID-19 pandemic, including geographic barriers, a lack of broadband access, cultural and language differences. Highlights the efforts of a local community member working to gather Census information on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana to ensure a proper count.
Source: Star Tribune
Sep 8, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on a proposed information collection for the Medical Monitoring Project to obtain information and data to describe the health-related behaviors, experiences, and needs of adults diagnosed with HIV in the United States. This data collection will address the need for national estimates of access to, and utilization of, HIV-related medical care and services, the quality of HIV-related ambulatory care, and HIV-related behaviors and clinical outcomes. Comments on the information collection are due by November 9, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 8, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comments on an information collection regarding the actual speeds and performance of fixed and mobile broadband connections as part of the Measuring Broadband America Program. Comments on the information collection are due by November 9, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 8, 2020 - Summarizes a study that encourages county and state health departments to release race-specific information on COVID-19 cases to better examine the impacts on people of color in rural areas. Describes how Black and Hispanic populations are at a greater risk of dying from the virus, calls for policy intervention that prioritizes vulnerable populations with limited resources.
Source: Pew Charitable Trusts
Aug 28, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for public comments to be submitted on the National Youth Tobacco Surveys (NYTS), which is used to collect data on tobacco use among students in grades 6-12.
Source: Federal Register