Detection of emerging and zoonotic disease threats is paramount to safeguarding the health security of the United States and relies on collecting real-time surveillance data, timely reporting, and transparent data sharing across the domestic and international community. Integrating disparate data from within and across the human, animal, food, plant, and environmental sectors is critical to detecting health security threats such as emerging and zoonotic diseases to allow for swift response actions and data driven decision-making.
Desired Outcome: Federal departments and agencies involved in human, animal, plant, food, and environmental sectors engage in planning to modernize and integrate surveillance systems and data sharing processes and expand laboratory capacity.
Federal Implementation Actions:
2.1.1 Identify investments to expand research and diagnostic laboratory and hospital capacity to detect, characterize, and report emerging diseases.
2.1.2 Assess standardization and technology among federal human, animal, plant, food, and environmental health surveillance systems to identify common data elements and promote data sharing mechanisms.
2.1.3 Build data management and analysis expertise in the public health workforce to modernize and sustain public health surveillance systems.
2.1.4 Continue to expand international partnerships and data sharing agreements to strengthen rapid detection and surveillance of global health threats.