Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office (PHSIPO)
Division of Informatics Practice, Policy, and Coordination
Improving the Practice and Translation of Public Health Informatics
CDC's Division of Informatics Practice, Policy, and Coordination (DIPPC) works to
- foster the adoption of informatics standards by CDC programs;
- provide informatics expertise and consultation services to CDC and external partners;
- ensure that informatics activities at CDC and with external partners align with emerging health information technology polices, where appropriate; and
- seek opportunities to enhance the delivery of public health services through the use of public health informatics.
The mission of DIPPC is to improve the practice and translation of public health informatics through outreach and coordination.
Nedra Garrett, MS; Director
Nedra Garrett, MS, is director of the Division of Informatics Practice, Policy, and Coordination (DIPPC) in the Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office. As DIPPC director, she is responsible for multiple programs, including the Public Health Information Network, health information exchanges, Public Health Informatics Centers of Excellence, public health-clinical decision support, health IT standards and policies, and providing communication to support these activities.