Surveillance Strategy Report — Notable Milestones
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Since 2014 CDC and our partners have made significant strides in improving surveillance and data in a host of different ways. The timeline below highlights some of the progress made to date.
2015: SUPPORT FOR NEW APPROACHES
2016: PROGRESS ON DATA EXCHANGE
- Faster reporting of vital statistics data on influenza-related deaths replaces longstanding, siloed mortality reporting
- Ten states, representing approximately 25% of the U.S. population, begin using new electronic messaging to simplify notifiable disease reporting to CDC
- CDC supports development of shared services to streamline data submission and routing
- CDC joins partnership bridging data exchangeexternal icon between public health and health care
2017: SUPPORT FOR OPIOID EMERGENCY
- Online monthly release of provisional drug overdose death counts begins
- CDC staff explore data-driven solutions to prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths at first-of-its-kind HHS Opioid Code-a-Thonexternal icon
- Experts across CDC analyze the timeliest data available on emergency department visits for opioid overdoses across multiple states
2018: MOVING FORWARD
- CDC solicits broader insight and recommendations from staff and external stakeholders to inform a new public health data strategy and a more modernized, connected, and secure data and IT infrastructure.