Recap: CDC's STLT Public Health Surveillance Think Tank Meeting

On October 20, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) State, Tribal, Local and Territorial (STLT) Subcommittee convened its Public Health Surveillance Think Tank for a consensus-building meeting to drive the group's work forward. During the meeting, participants:

  • Received a CDC Update on Adopted PH Surveillance Recommendations from STLT Subcommittee
  • Explored key issues of case reporting (e.g., notifiable disease modernization efforts; electronic case reporting; data harmonization); 
  • Shared partner perspectives, concerns, and suggestions on subcomittee initiatives; and, 
  • Discussed moving forward on partner and program ideas; communication priorities, particularly with external partners; and recommendations of the STLT Subcommittee.

Check out highlights from the meeting (see page 3) and view the meeting materials, which include a JPHIT one-pager, letter to now-former CDC Director Tom Frieden to request increased CDC resources for electronic case reporting, and a topic brief on reportable disease and condition surveillance and control work that can be improved by a fully developed electronic case reporting (eCR) infrastructure.