CDC's National Biomonitoring Program
The Environmental Health Laboratory of the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts CDC's Biomonitoring Program. Biomonitoring is the measurement of environmental chemicals in the human body, specifically in blood, urine, serum, saliva, or tissues. The results of biomonitoring are used to help make decisions for protecting people from illness, birth defects, disabilities, cancer, or death due to environmental chemicals.
- CDC National
Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)
NEDSS is an initiative that promotes the use of data and information system standards to advance the development of efficient, integrated, and interoperable surveillance systems at federal, state, and local levels.
- CDC’s Public
Health Information Network (PHIN)
The Public Health Information Network (PHIN) is CDC s vision for advancing fully capable and interoperable information systems in the many organizations that participate in public health. PHIN is a national initiative to implement a multi-organizational business and technical architecture for public health information systems ...more
Updated Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems
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This report provides guidance for evaluating surveillance systems based on CDC's Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, research and discussion of concerns related to public health surveillance systems, and comments received from the public health community.
Protection Agency’s National Environmental Information Exchange Network:
The Information Integration Initiative [PDF, 830 Kb]
EPA and states are developing this network to improve environmental decision-making, improve data quality and accuracy, ensure data security, reduce data redundancy, and reduce burden on those who provide and those who access information.
- Health and Human Services Federal Health Architecture Initiative
The Federal Health Architecture Initiative (FHA) represents a unique opportunity to build partnerships across communities of interest throughout the nation's health care environment in the development of a truly integrated and effective health information exchange network. FHA will enable the employment or migration of existing systems to meet citizen-centric business activities while providing clear rules for the development of new tools for improved performance and access to health related information and services throughout the national health arena ...more