Consortium for Data Modernization

As we move into a new phase of the COVID-19 response, it is time to strengthen national, real-time public health data and surveillance and make data modernization real across the entire public health ecosystem.

What is the Consortium for Data Modernization?

The Consortium for Data Modernization is a group of multi-sector public health partners that includes:

  • Public health associations
  • State, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) representatives
  • Industry
  • Academia

This multi-sector group convenes to seek individual perspectives and experiences (not group consensus or advice) and to inform planning, engagement, and strategies to improve and modernize public health data collection and analysis.

The Consortium for Data Modernization exists to:

  • Provide individual stakeholder and organization perspectives on the most important priorities and strategies for modernizing public health data and surveillance in the United States
  • Identify challenges and discuss ways to resolve strategic and operational conflicts that delay data modernization efforts. It will:
    • Based on need, bring together deep dive groups of multi-sector subject matter experts to strategize novel approaches to public health data surveillance and analysis to provide suggestions based on their real-world experiences
    • Receive input and feedback from STLT and industry data modernization implementation partners
    • Communicate to STLT and industry partners about ongoing and future data modernization priorities
Why start the Consortium for Data Modernization now?

We are beginning our next phase of data modernization efforts, and we recognize the opportunity to leverage our external partners, including those from STLT, public health associations, industry, and academia, to provide real life input on past challenges and future solutions. We have an opportunity to take lessons learned from the COVID-19 response and modernize systems in a meaningful, sustainable way for future public health threats.

How does the Consortium work?

The Consortium is facilitated by CDC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Public Health Information Technology (ONC), who play unique roles as leaders in the public health and health information technology arenas with budgetary, policy, and standard developing responsibilities. The composition of the Consortium group is not static; it is dependent on topic to be discussed and specific input requested.

Meetings will be scheduled as needed and can be joined by partners from STLT, public health associations, industry, and academia. Meetings will be announced on this website with a seven day lead time. Participants’ individual perspectives will be noted and shared with the public via published meeting notes on this website.

Events: Consortium for Data Modernization Meetings

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Agenda [126 KB, 1 Page]

Previous Meeting Materials

Interested parties can provide comments via the Consortium for Data Modernization mailbox.