Federal Agencies

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CDC works with various federal agencies to strengthen national, real-time public health data and surveillance and to put data modernization into practice across the entire public health ecosystem.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. They are a key partner for CDC, particularly regarding accessing and sharing health data. ONC helps us facilitate the Consortium for Data Modernization and co-leads our work on the North Star Architecture. Learn more about our work with ONC.

United States Digital Service (USDS)

USDS is a technology organization within the Executive Office of the President at the White House. USDS’s mission focuses on implementing best practices in technology and design to address the federal government’s most pressing technical challenges. They work across government to support the delivery of digital services. Learn more about how USDS and CDC work together.

Commitment to User-centered Design

USDS has helped CDC set up a panel of state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health department staff as one way to gather input about issues and barriers related to data modernization. We are using these insights to inform the prioritization and design of tools and resources.

We want to hear from you! Email dmibuildingblocks@cdc.gov to sign up to be a part of our user panel. Members of the user panel may be invited to participate in focus groups, usability testing, informational interviews, or other forums to provide feedback on ideas and products.