Data Modernization Initiative

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Notable milestones

See notable milestones and advancements in data modernization in data modernization from 2019-2021.

CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative (DMI) is a multi-year, billion-plus dollar effort to modernize core data and surveillance infrastructure across the federal and state public health landscape.

This initiative is not just about technology, but also about putting the right people, processes, and policies in place to help us solve problems before they happen and reduce the harm caused by the problems that do happen.

The Data Modernization Initiative Strategic Implementation Plan pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB] lays out our key priorities and objectives for reaching the future state of public health data.

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DMI and COVID-19
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DMI and Health Equity
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