CDC Surveillance Resource Center

The Surveillance Resource Center provides members of the public health surveillance community organized, easy access to guidance developed by CDC and its partners for improving the practice of surveillance. Public health surveillance refers to the collection, analysis, and use of data to target public health prevention. It is the foundation of public health practice.

Featured Surveillance Practice Resources

Other Useful Links

Links to websites for CDC’s surveillance partners, other surveillance resource websites, and training, such as:

CDC Surveillance Strategy
A strategy for improving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s activities in public health surveillance

Surveillance Information for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals
CDC surveillance systems with public-facing websites

CDC Data & Statistics
CDC data sources (interactive databases, surveys, surveillance systems)

CDC Publications
CDC publications (e.g., Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, MMWR, Preventing Chronic Disease)

CDC Vital Signs
Data and calls to action for monthly topical public health issues

Data Sources Index (CDC WONDER)
A-Z index of data sources available and descriptions

Surveillance Publications

National Strategy for Biosurveillance. CDC’s role in supporting the strategy is to continue making the best use of electronic health data, managing unstructured health data, integrating biosurveillance data so health-related information can be shared rapidly, and strengthening global disease detection and cooperation with global health partners.

CDC’s Vision for Public Health Surveillance in the 21st Century. This MMWR supplement summarizes the deliberations of CDC scientists who met in September of 2009 to recommend a strategic framework for advancing public health surveillance in the 21st century.

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Page last reviewed: April 21, 2021