PHIN Tools and Resources

PHIN tools and resources are provided below to help increase the capacity of public health agencies to electronically exchange health data and information.


The PHIN Vocabulary Access and Distribution System (PHIN VADS) provides standard vocabularies to CDC and its public health partners in one place.

PHIN Vocabulary

PHIN Vocabulary Standards is a key component in supporting the development and deployment of standards-based public health information systems.


The PHIN Messaging System is CDC software that facilitates secure electronic message transport between CDC and public health information systems.


The PHIN Public Health Directory (PHIN DIR) is a repository of information about organizations and jurisdictions important to public health programs and provides Object Identifiers (OIDs) for use within the public health community.