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            Acknowledgements ...............................................................................................................................4
            Public Health Subject Matter Experts ....................................................................................................5
            Acronyms...............................................................................................................................................6

            Glossary of Terms ..................................................................................................................................7
            Executive Summary...............................................................................................................................9



              Introduction “The Public Health Enterprise”
                  Public Health Surveillance: Moving Data to Action ......................................................................12
                  Core Pillars of Public Health Surveillance ...................................................................................13
                  Building the Interoperable Public Health Data Superhighway .....................................................14
                  Examining the Barriers of the Current Public Health Surveillance System .................................16
                  Infographics: The Public Health Data Superhighway ..................................................................18
              Case Studies “Challenges of Today’s Public Health Surveillance System”
                  Opioid Overdose ..........................................................................................................................24
                  Foodborne Outbreak....................................................................................................................26
                  Measles Resurgence ...................................................................................................................27
                  Natural Disasters .........................................................................................................................29
              Key Findings “Progress Made, but Silos Remain”
                  Improvements: Paving the Way ...................................................................................................34
                  Challenges: Stuck in the Slow Lane ............................................................................................36
              Recommendations “Changing from the Slow Lane to the Fast Lane”
                  Recommendation 1: ENTERPRISE Approach to Data Systems Modernization .........................42
                  Recommendation 2: INTEROPERABLE Data Systems ..............................................................43
                  Recommendation 3: SECURITY to Protect Patient Data ............................................................44
                  Recommendation 4: WORKFORCE that is Prepared for the Information Age  ...........................44
                  Recommendation 5: PARTNERSHIP & INNOVATION with the Public & Private Sectors ...........45
              Conclusion “The Future of Public Health is Now” ............................................................................47



            Appendix A: Core Pillars of Public Health Surveillance .........................................................................48
            Appendix B: Questions to Frame Focus Group Discussions.................................................................53



            Testimonials
                  Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET) ...............................................................................8
                  Walter G. Suarez, MD, MPH ........................................................................................................22
                  John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH ........................................................................................................32
                  Christine Steward, MPH ..............................................................................................................40
                  Chris Alban, MD, MBA, and James Doyle ...................................................................................46





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