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Health Informatics and Surveillance
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  • Description:
    Our Mission: To provide leadership and crosscutting support in developing public health information systems, managing public health surveillance programs, and providing health-related data required to monitor, control, and prevent the occurrence and spread of diseases and other adverse health conditions.

    Our Services

    • Provide technical assistance for and access to multiple data sources that can be used for research, decision making, priority setting, program evaluation, and resource allocation.

    • Develop information systems used by state and local health departments and CDC programs for data collection, exchange, and processing.

    • Collaborate with state and local health departments to provide technical support for collecting, managing, and submitting data on notifiable diseases and conditions.

    • Collaborate with other federal agencies, state and local health departments, and other organizations to support the timely exchange of syndromic data and information for nationwide situational awareness and enhanced response to hazardous events and disease outbreaks.

    Our Programs

    Data Hub

    • Coordinates agency-wide data purchases and acquisitions.

    • Establishes and maintains secure databases on the CDC network.

    • Facilitates and tracks CDC data use agreements.

    • Provides technical and scientific assistance to CDC users.

    • Supports user networks for shared learning.

    • Maintains a suite of flexible SAS tools.

    Information Systems

    • Track supplies during health emergencies.

    • Provide mobile tools for assessing health threats.

    • Support public health and other laboratories that test for biological and chemical agents linked to terrorism.

    • Help transfer disease-tracking data efficiently and securely.

    • Enable public health organizations to communicate with each other.

    National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)

    • Provides data on current disease patterns and outbreaks.

    • Helps monitor regional and national trends in diseases and health conditions.

    National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP)

    • Promotes and advances development of a system for the timely exchange of syndromic data, which come from healthcare settings such as emergency departments, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and laboratories.

    • These data support situational awareness and emergency response.

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