Funeral directors like you play a critical role in protecting the public’s health by ensuring that death certificates are filled out completely and accurately. Data from these death certificates are crucial to help experts identify and respond to disease trends. However, previous research has shown that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people are often “misclassified” on death certificates.
The National Council or Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) would like to learn from your expertise on working with families and filling out death certificates. With the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NCUIH is seeking input from funeral directors across the nation to better understand how the collection of demographic information works in practice.
You can help inform this critical work by answering a few short questions on your experience. Take just 10 minutes to provide invaluable feedback today!
NCUIH will also be hosting a listening session to speak with funeral directors directly. They will discuss barriers you may have encountered in obtaining accurate data and potential opportunities to solve these problems. You are invited to join them for a listening session as they work to improve public health through accurate information:
Wednesday August 7, 2019, 2-4 p.m. ET
Conference Number: 1-877-394-5901
Participant Code: 2743401
If you have questions about this project, please contact Andrew Kalweit, research associate with NCUIH, at firstname.lastname@example.org.