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Global Public Health Informatics Program (GPHIP)


In today’s world where diseases can spread rapidly without respect for borders, public health officials use information and communications science and technology to prepare for and respond to the spread of infectious diseases, emerging health threats, and other public health events.

In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the Global Public Health Informatics Program (GPHIP) with the goal of establishing and coordinating CDC’s global health informatics initiatives with international partners. Positioned within CDC’s Center for Global Health in the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, GPHIP supports CDC’s global mission to improve country response capabilities and strengthen public health systems globally by advancing best practices in informatics science, principles, strategies and standards.

Working collaboratively with ministries of health and other internal and external partners, GPHIP assists countries to develop and apply innovative solutions to public health challenges by developing and implementing standardized information management tools and services. The program also works with partners to create efficient health systems that conform to standards-based data collection, analysis, storage, and reporting methodologies. This approach helps countries improve public health surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory services and disease response capabilities.

Learn more about GPHIP

Country Programs & Partnerships:

The Global Public Informatics Program (GPHIP) has established strong relationships and partnerships with other U.S. agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense and ministries of health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Eastern Europe, and South and Central Asia regions...more

WHO Collaborating Center for Public Health Informatics:

As a WHO Collaborating Center (WHO-CC) for Public Health Informatics, GPHIP has been designated by WHO to carry out activities in support of WHO’s obligations to assist countries in meeting a range of global health goals and objectives...more

Tools and Resources:

A web-based IHR portal has been developed that provides a one-stop shop for IHR tools and information to develop database reports and dynamic graphics....more

Contact Information:
  • CDC
    Global Public Health Informatics Program
    1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-93
    Atlanta, GA 30333 USA
  • Phone: 404-639-3210
    Fax: 404-718-4001
  • Page last reviewed: September 26, 2013
  • Page last updated: September 26, 2013
  • Content source: Global Health
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