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Data Modernization Workshop



Legacy public health systems limit the efficiency, timeliness and sharing of quality data necessary to positively impact population health. Restructuring those systems to integrate the latest technologies and approaches is a key factor in accelerating public health surveillance.

In collaboration with CDC, PHII hosted 239 attendees in a three-day virtual workshop focused on data  modernization advocacy and planning. Targeted towards recipients of the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement, the Data Modernization Workshop harnessed peer-to-peer learning to engage participants on key topics: sustainable information infrastructure, improved workforce capacity and shared solutions to common data challenges. Collaboration continued after the workshop as attendees shared job descriptions for informatics staff as well as recruitment and retention strategies implemented within their health departments. Learn more about this CDC-funded initiative.

Recorded Sessions:

Keynote: Opening remarks
Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH
Acting Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Springboard: Closing remarks
Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH
Director, Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention