About the 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.

This website allows the surveillance community to easily access and share useful methods, tools, legal, ethical and regulatory guidance for improving the practice of surveillance and serve as a web-based knowledge management system that would:

  • solicit requests for information related to surveillance practice needs and partners;
  • identify and share useful practice tools; and
  • understand the changing needs and landscape of the surveillance practice community.

The Surveillance Resource Center was designed for use in advancing innovation to develop and share useful practices for leading cross-cutting surveillance issues.