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CDC works around the clock to get the right information into the right hands at the right time. To meet increasing demands for speed and accuracy, we must constantly improve how we track and report illness and other health conditions. CDC’s Surveillance Strategy is navigating change by improving the value of our data, beginning with how we interface with states. 


Four Major Initiatives

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Standardizing Health Data and Exchange Systems

Learn how the Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance System Modernization Initiative (NMI) is streamlining data exchange.

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Enhancing Situational Awareness

Learn how the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) promotes the use of non-traditional data sources to enhance the BioSense platform.

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Accelerating Electronic Laboratory Reporting

Learn how Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) is moving the nation’s 20 million laboratory reports received annually to full electronic submission.

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Modernizing Mortality Surveillance Systems

Learn how the National Vital Statistics System is transitioning to electronic reporting and sharing findings faster.