Project — Modernizing Notifiable Diseases
Health officials monitor diseases and conditions that can cause serious illness or a significant public health concern. Since 1879, health officials have monitored diseases such as cholera and smallpox. Today, public health tracks infectious diseases like Zika, foodborne outbreaks such as E. coli, and noninfectious conditions such as lead poisoning. States send data on these notifiable diseases or conditions to CDC, where the information is used to guide public health policy and prevention strategies that keep people healthy and defend America from health threats.
A modernization initiative is making it faster and easier for state health departments to send data to CDC, and CDC is improving how it delivers these data to our disease programs.
Learn more about the progress and improvements underway to enhance notifiable disease surveillance.
Lesliann Helmus, MS
Standardized reporting mechanisms save local, state, and federal health organizations time and money while improving health threat detection.
Keywords: notifiable disease, standards, message
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Annual Tables
- Beginning with data year 2016, CDC transitioned publication of NNDSS annual tables from MMWR to new webpages in API, HTML, text, and PDF formats.
Provisional weekly data at data.cdc.gov (API)
- CDC – National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Modernization Initiative
- National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System with Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH
- Conversations on Public Health Surveillance with Lesliann Helmus, MS
- Conversations on Public Health Surveillance with Hillard Weinstock, MD, MPH
- Notifiable Disease Surveillance Issue BriefCdc-pdf
- How and Why we do Notable Disease SurveillanceCdc-pdf
- National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) Fact SheetCdc-pdf[907 KB, 2 pages, 508]
- NNDSS Modernization Initiative (NMI) Fact SheetCdc-pdf[983 KB, 2 pages, 508]
- Frequently Asked Questions about NMI
- Improving Public Health Surveillance and Data at CDC
- Modernizing Notifiable Diseases—How Counting Cases Prompts Action
- Bridging Public Health and Health Care – Better Exchange, Better Data
- Modernizing Death Reporting
- Connecting Real Time Data – When Symptoms Send a Signal
- Revolutionizing Public Health Data Systems – How Sharing Advances Surveillance
- Moving Lab Reporting at the Speed of Light
- When Informatics Promotes Innovation