The Census Bureau began seeking advice from the National Advisory Committee beginning in the mid-1970s. Five separate committees advise the Census Bureau on decennial issues: the African American, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), Asian, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) Advisory Committees.
The National Advisory Committee provides a continuing channel of communication between the Census Bureau and race and ethnic communities, focusing on: strategies to reduce the undercount, data collection and enumeration strategies, geographic and data products for American Indian and Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, tabulation of race and ethnic data, data dissemination and outreach/promotion.
National Advisory Committee advice and recommendations are reported directly to the Census Director.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Jeri A. Green, Chief
Census Advisory Committee Office
Tom Loo, Coordinator
Race & Ethnic Advisory Committees