Countable Care: Modeling Women's Health Care Decisions Hosted By Planned Parenthood Federation of America


About the CDC and NSFG

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operational components of the Department of Health and Human Services that works to protect the United States from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. To accomplish this mission of national health security, the CDC conducts critical research and provides health information that protects the nation against these threats when they arise.

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is part of the CDC, and seeks to gather information on family life, including pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men’s and women’s health. These survey results aid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in planning health services education programs, as well as doing statistical studies of families, fertility, and health.

Having a nationally representative survey of women enables us to determine fundamental areas that need improvement, as well as highlight the most efficient and effective choices for a successful healthcare system.

This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the National Center for Health Statistics which is responsible only for the data collection efforts of the National Survey of Family Growth.