Project — Revolutionizing Public Health Data Systems

sharing advances surveillance

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Public health surveillance relies on information collected by more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agency partners. Data are submitted from states to CDC programs in many ways through numerous systems, increasing the workload of state and local public health staff. CDC is developing shared surveillance tools that can be plugged into multiple surveillance systems to improve efficiency. This Surveillance Data Platform will enable health departments to send data to one place. Then, a shared information technology service, working behind the scenes, will automatically examine data and securely send it to the correct CDC programs.

Learn more about the progress already underway with the Surveillance Data Platform.

Katie Fullerton, MPH

Surveillance provides opportunities to standardize, harmonize, and streamline data to inform public health responses.

Keywords: notifiable disease, outbreak

Related Links

  • Integrated Surveillance PortalExternal
    • This site is an interactive resource for CDC and the public to discover and explore CDC’s surveillance systems, programs, registries, health surveys, and tools. The portal contains descriptive information about these resources and describes the relationships between them. NOTE: Data in the system is incomplete and not fully validated
  • Interactive Database Systems
    • A list of links to interactive database system resources that contain continuously updated data and provide data reports
  • CDC Data Hub
    • CDC manages a data hub that includes multiple data sets for research available to CDC staff, public health departments, researchers, and others.