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    Vision: A Healthy Texas

    Mission: To improve health and well-being in Texas
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    Texas 211

Health Information & Vital Statistics Section

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The Health Information & Vital Statistics Section maintains key information on health and life events in Texas and is made up of two units.

  • The Center for Health Statistics Unit is the focal point for the analysis and dissemination of health information in Texas, ranging from population data and community health information to hospital reporting. The unit evaluates existing data systems; defines data needs and analytical approaches; adopts standards for data collection and dissemination; coordinates, integrates and provides access to data; provides guidance and education; provides data analysis and interpretation; and initiates participation of stakeholders while ensuring the privacy of Texans.

  • The Vital Statistics Unit manages the registration of all vital events (birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, annulment) in the State of Texas. The unit responds to customer requests for certified copies or verification of vital event records, and other supplemental documents; monitors validity and reliability of vital statistics data to ensure the overall quality of data filed and to enable federal, state and local governmental entities to make pertinent public health decisions; and responds to requests for information/data.

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Last updated October 01, 2010