ATLANTA, Might 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) applauds the Biden-Harris Administrations’s prioritization of public well being, together with information modernization to assist illness surveillance through the suggestions launched at this time in President Biden’s proposed Fiscal Yr 2022 federal price range. These suggestions embrace:
- $9.6 billion for the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), a $1.7 billion enhance over FY 2021 funding.
- $150 million to assist CDC’s Public Well being Information Modernization Initiative. This funding aligns with the strategic targets of the Data: Elemental to Health marketing campaign, which CSTE has spearheaded together with companions ASTHO, APHL, Massive Cities Well being Coalition, HIMSS, NAPHSIS, and NACCHO.
As our members proceed the combat to get rid of COVID-19 on the entrance strains with out entry to fashionable, interoperable public well being information methods, sustained funding for CDC information modernization efforts is extra essential than ever. CDC’s Information Modernization Initiative (DMI) has already begun to overtake our nation’s information methods. The Administration’s proposal is a vital step towards offering additional annual assets to improve public well being information infrastructure and velocity our public well being response. The proposed FY 2022 funding will assist to maneuver information modernization ahead, however to actually remodel our nation’s public well being information infrastructure to assist illness surveillance, we’d like a dedication to sturdy, sustained federal funding.
Based in 1951, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) represents the pursuits of State Epidemiologists from all 50 U.S. states and territories, comprising the Council. CSTE can be the skilled house to greater than 2000 practising utilized epidemiologists working on the state, native, tribal and territorial ranges. For extra info, go to www.cste.org.
Media Contact: Jeremy Arieh, Director of Communications, 770-458-3811, e mail: [email protected]
SOURCE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists