How NBS Makes an Impact
NBS has been helping to improve public health outcomes for more than a decade. Since the system was launched in 2003, the following has occurred:
- State and local public health agencies receive reportable disease information for investigation and follow-up more quickly; this may result in decreases in disease spread.
- Public health staff are able to manage information more efficiently, allowing more time for investigation and prevention activities.
- Standardized data are available to inform public health activities, identify disparities, and evaluate the effectiveness of public health programs.
- CDC has received more than 700,000 Nationally Notifiable Disease (NND) case notification electronic messages generated by jurisdictions using NBS, resulting in timely available data for CDC programs to use to make informed public health decisions.
The National Electronic Disease Surveillance System Base System (NBS) is supporting our nation’s response to the 2022 U.S. mpox outbreak. NBS is a CDC-developed integrated information system that helps local, state, and territorial public health departments manage reportable disease data and send notifiable disease data to CDC. NBS makes it easier for public health agencies to implement national consensus data standards used across public health and healthcare.
NBS helps health departments capture and share epidemiologic data on COVID-19. From the initial response to ongoing support, the NBS team provides a process that makes it easier and faster for health departments to extract, view, and analyze their COVID-19 case data and laboratory findings.
NBS provides technical resources and support to help public health departments streamline and standardize processes for collecting, managing, and reporting communicable disease data Hear what users have to say about NBS.