Strategies for Improvement — Public Health Surveillance and Data

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CDC is working strategically to improve surveillance and data. Information on this site highlights the strategies, projects, innovation and resources driving these initiatives.  Learn how CDC and our partners are managing these efforts.

Strategies for Improvement

Public health surveillance—and the essential health data that comes from surveillance—are fundamental tools in public health. We use data to know where the health burdens are, to signal anomalies and health risks, and to inform actions and interventions that can keep people safer and healthier. Our understanding of the public’s health is only as good as the data we have, and CDC works around the clock to get the right information into the right hands at the right time.

Notable Milestones
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Data Modernization Initiative

DMI is making a measurable difference our nation’s ability both to respond to the current pandemic and to find and face any future public health threat.

See key advancements in our progress from 2019-2020.

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Surveillance Strategy

Since 2014 CDC and our partners have made significant strides in improving surveillance and data in a host of different ways.

See some of the progress made between 2014-2018.

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