Surveillance and Data Projects

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Advancements in connectivity and access to new data sources are unlocking information for better health.

CDC is committed to getting and sharing better data, faster. Progress in enhancing public health surveillance has led to significant improvements in data–from faster reporting of mortality data, to almost real-time notification of health threats through Emergency Room data. Improving these foundational surveillance systems serve the entire agency. We need their data to address both every day and emergency or emerging public health issues, including the opioid crisis, suicide, influenza, and more. Ongoing projects include: