State Vital Statistics Improvement Program
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b) Facilitate the development and implementation of re-engineered birth, death and fetal death information technology systems in all 57 registration jurisdictions

c) Enhance and expand the use of cost effective business practices and procedures within the State vital statistics offices

d) Enhance the quality and timeliness of birth, death, and fetal death data for public health surveillance and medical research

e) Enhance the ability of State vital statistics offices to meet the needs of citizens for secure, legal copies of their birth and death records, which includes the provision of paper certificates to citizens for their immediate legal or personal use, and the provision of electronic verifications of birth and death records to meet the needs of State and Federal agencies in validating the citizenship and/or age of a person

f) Provide technical assistance to State vital record offices in order to support improved security and responsiveness of vital registration practices and systems.

In order to help achieve these objectives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to enter into a five-year cooperative agreement with an eligible grant applicant and administer funds in the amount of $3,427,500.

Due to the unique nature of this program, only applications from the The National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems will be accepted and deemed eligible.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services, the primary agency funding this program, is the country's leading agency responsible for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

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