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Part B
LEAD FEDERAL AGENCY/BUREAU AND/OR SUBCOMMITTEE/WORKING GROUP REPORT (Agencies With Lead Responsibilities Assigned under Current Circular A-16 Authorities) (Please provide a separate report for each activity for which you have the lead)

1. Program/Activity Name:

Department of Health and Human Services

2. What are the programs this data supports?

Public Health

Very Briefly Describe All Applicable Items:
3. Uses of Data: What are the end uses of this data? How does it benefit customers, support lead and other agency missions, etc.?

Public health planning and policy development
Disease prevention and control

4. Charter/Plan: Do you have a current charter or plan for collection? Should it be updated?

Data collection plans exist and are updated as needed

5. Metadata: What is the status of metadata? Is it discoverable and served through the NSDI Clearinghouse? What percentage of this theme's data has metadata and is in a Clearinghouse node?

Metadata developments in progress and varies by agency; selected databases discoverable in NSDI Clearinghouse

6. Standards: What is the status of this theme's data, process, transfer, and classification standards?

Varies by agency (unavailable)

7. Progress: List FY 2000/2001 activities/progress to date (quantify where possible)

Varies by agency (unavailable)

8. Leadership: Describe your active leadership role with others (private, local, State, Federal) who collect and use this data.

Guideline for data use and confidentiality restrictions, all levels

9. Collaborative Partnerships: How many major partnerships with others do you have on this theme? (list if desired)

Varies by agency (unavailable)

10. Scope: Are you engaged in broad participation and international/global coordination?

Varies by agency

11. Policy: Do you have a policy in place for full and open access or data sharing?

Pursuant to confidentiality restrictions

12. Are there areas or issues regarding lead responsibilities for spatial data themes that require attention, or lessons-learned that you would like to share with others? Please describe.

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