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Exchange Data. Share Tools. Drive Public Health Action

The Surveillance Data Platform Program was launched in 2016, as one of several initiatives dedicated to making disease tracking more efficient through using cloud-based technology. Over three years, the Program set the foundation for future modernization initiatives at CDC.

The focus to enhance public health starts with collaboration, sharing existing surveillance services, and modernizing technology to achieve better data exchange between partners and CDC.

What are Shared Services?

Industry has found that by sharing administrative, information technology, and other operational services, the result is greater cost savings and improved service delivery. CDC is developing reusable shared services that can be plugged into multiple different surveillance programs within the agency.

How has the SDP Program been involved in Shared Services at CDC?

CDC is revolutionizing the way epidemiologists and public health professionals’ access, transfer, and use data. The Surveillance Data Platform (SDP) Program’s efforts applied cutting-edge technology and industry standards to critical public health challenges—from infectious disease to chronic health conditions.

The SDP Vocabulary Service is available for CDC programs to use. The shared service is hosted on a secure, cloud-based platform that centralizes and shares common information technology services needed for disease surveillance.

How Sharing Advances Surveillance
Page last reviewed: December 12, 2019