Surveillance and Data Projects

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

Through the Data Modernization Initiative (DMI), CDC is creating a world in which data can move faster than disease. Projects to strengthen our foundational surveillance systems are significantly improving the data we use to find and face our biggest public health threats, including COVID-19, opioid overdose, suicide, influenza, and more.

Electronic transmission, more accurate, faster reporting

Electronic Laboratory Reporting is being enhanced and modernized to better report notifiable conditions and address the surveillance and data needs of today.

Bridging Public Health and Health Care - Better Exchange, Better Data

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is bridging the electronic exchange of information between public health and healthcare for timely, accurate, and accessible disease surveillance.

How Counting Diseases Cases Prompts

The National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System is making it faster and easier for state health departments report notifiable disease data to CDC.

Modernizing Death Reporting

The National Vital Statistics System is transforming surveillance systems so they can deliver timelier and more accurate birth and death data when it matters most.

Connecting Real Time Data

CDC’s National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is making it easier for public health to receive early warning signals from health facilities such as emergency departments.

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The Data Modernization Initiative Catalog of Data Resources supports jurisdictions with program planning through use of already available data to assess the current state of data modernization initiative program domains.

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The National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System is identifying efficient, sustainable approaches that can be used for ongoing surveillance of a range of neurological conditions.