Surveillance Strategy Report — Notable Milestones

A Timeline

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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.

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    2014: PUSH FOR MODERNIZATION
    • StrategyExternal begins in response to requests from Congress, CDC director, and key stakeholders
    • Within 2 months of launch, a new forum to enhance surveillance through innovation begins
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    2015: SUPPORT FOR NEW APPROACHES
    • First ever CDC Hackathon showcases programming talent using open data
    • Enhancements to cloud-based platform designed to identify bioterrorism events help monitor much wider range of health threats
    • New data visualization hub for birth, death, and infant death statistics improves user experience.
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    2016: PROGRESS ON DATA EXCHANGE
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    2017: SUPPORT FOR OPIOD EMERGENCY
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    DATA
    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.