The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s (CDC’s) Public Health Data Strategy aims to enhance the nation’s public health data systems. The strategy seeks to address gaps in public health data to ensure readiness, promote health equity, and improve health outcomes. It emphasizes the need for complete, timely, and rapidly exchanged data to detect, monitor, investigate, and respond to public health threats.

The Public Health Data Strategy includes four main goals: 1) Strengthen Data Core; 2) Accelerate Analytic Solutions; 3) Visualize and Share Insights; and 4) Advance Data Interoperability.

The strategy sets 2-year milestones to measure progress, such as increasing the ability of state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to exchange data with the CDC, developing a centralized data dissemination platform, and establishing standardized data use agreements. These efforts aim to create a more responsive and equitable public health system by 2025.