Goals Overview

Public Health Data Goals

1. Strengthen the core of public health data

Ensure Core Data Sources1 are more complete, timely, rapidly exchanged, and available to support the integrated ability to detect, monitor, investigate, and respond to public health threats.

2. Accelerate access to analytic and automated solutions to support public health investigations and advance health equity

Make tools available so STLTs and other public health decision-makers can better use public health data to address health disparities.

3. Visualize and share insights to inform public health action

Serve as a trusted source for near real-time visualizations and offer situational awareness for the public and decision-makers to understand risks, make decisions, and direct resources.

4. Advance more open and interoperable public health data

Enable exchange of interoperable data so that healthcare, STLTs, federal agency partners, and CDC programs can access and use data they need, when they need it.

Four major Public Health Data Goals enable the core public health missions

The Public Health Data Goals will bring together core missions of robust public health data: investigate and respond, detect and monitor, inform and disseminate, and be response-ready.

4 core public health missions: investigate and respond, detect and monitor, inform and disseminate, be response-ready

1. Case (including electronic case reporting [eCR]), lab (including electronic lab reporting [ELR], Electronic Test Orders and Results [ETOR]), emergency department (including National Syndromic Surveillance Program [NSSP] emergency department data), vital statistics, immunization, healthcare capacity (including National Healthcare Safety Network [NHSN] data).