Data Modernization Implementation Support
Scalable and sustainable surveillance systems provide faster, more complete data to public health agencies.
Fast, accurate laboratory test results enable public health agencies to track disease trends and identify outbreaks.
Public health agencies need a highly skilled workforce that can detect and respond immediately to public health threats.
CDC is working with public health departments to accelerate their data modernization efforts.
CDC is providing public health departments and partners with the tools and resources they need to develop and implement the next generation of public health data systems. Learn more about these efforts below.
CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative, led by CDC’s Deputy Director of Public Health Science and Surveillance, is working across CDC to create integrated, real time public health data and surveillance.
As part of this initiative, the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) has developed a Data Modernization Initiative Implementation Unit, which is responsible for the oversight and implementation of CSELS’s various data modernization activities and ensures that all activities align with the overall agency-wide strategy across three areas of work:
- Data Sharing Across the Public Health Ecosystem
- CDC Systems and Service Enhancements for Ongoing Data Modernization
- New Standards and Approaches for Public Health Reporting
The goal of this initiative is to move from siloed and brittle public health data systems to connected, resilient, adaptable, and sustainable systems that can help us solve problems before they happen and reduce the harm caused by the problems that do happen.