State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial (STLT) Health Departments

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CDC collaborates with and supports public health departments to help them meet the challenges of modernizing data systems.

But this is not a one-sided relationship. Our STLT partners are helping CDC identify problems along the data pipeline, training needs of public health staff, and accomplishments happening along the data modernization journey.

We want to hear from you!

Sign up to be a part of our user panel.
We’re gathering input from public health agencies to better understand issues and barriers related to data modernization and to inform the prioritization and design of tools and resources. 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. Email to add your name to the list.

Tell us your stories.
What’s working in your jurisdiction? We are always interested in learning about data modernization wins in the field. Email us at with the subject line “ATTN: Stories from the field”. You do not need to send a complete story, just a couple of sentences or bullet points.

Read stories of Surveillance and Data in Action at the state and local level.

CDC supports jurisdictions’ data modernization efforts by

  • Providing direct funding to build foundational DMI capacity and implement core data and surveillance modernization activities.
  • Offering technical assistance that provides experts and resources to support STLT data modernization activities.
  • Collaborating with national partners to facilitate learning networks and opportunities for knowledge and skill development.