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Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office FY 2013-2016 strategic plan
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services., Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office.
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    The PHSIPO strategic plan provides a framework for how we will address priority needs of state and local health departments and CDC programs related to surveillance and informatics practice. While our focus is primarily domestic, our work also connects with CDC's role in global public health. We face multiple challenges. The surveillance systems we manage and the epidemiologic, informatics, and information technology services we provide must be updated and upgraded. Our support to state and local public health departments and CDC programs alike must be strengthened. This must be accomplished in the context of the current fiscal climate and in an environment where information needs, sources, and technologies continue to evolve. PHSIPO manages several large, national surveillance systems: the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, BioSense 2.0, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. While important to state and local health departments and CDC programs, these systems represent a small fraction of the approximately 140 surveillance systems that are operated by programs in virtually every part of CDC. This includes systems that depend on information collected by state or local health departments or healthcare providers and reported to CDC and systems that depend on "secondary" uses of information resources that have already been developed by others. As a cross-cutting Program Office (as opposed to most of CDC's National Centers that focus on specific health problems using categorical funding), PHSIPO serves as CDC's resource for addressing shared issues in surveillance practice, such as supporting public health departments and CDC programs in achieving the population health benefits of expanded uses of electronic health records. In addition, we provide informatics and information technology services that support surveillance and other public health information infrastructures.

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