NCHS Accepting Comments on NHIS Redesign Through November 7

Dear PAA members,

As you may know, the content of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) will be updated in 2018 to better meet the needs of data users.  The public’s contributions have greatly benefited the survey in the past and will continue to do so after the redesign is implemented.

On October 7, 2016, a notice was placed in the Federal Register regarding the NHIS redesign. This is the first time that draft questions have been released for feedback. The Federal Register notice period extends through November 7, 2016.  Staff from NCHS welcome your comments on the proposed NHIS questionnaire during this period.  Please visit for more information or to make a public comment go to and enter Docket ID: CDC-2016-0092 into the search bar.  The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) values your input on the proposed questionnaire structure and topic areas.

NCHS Division of Health Interview Statistics