Making a Powerful Connection: the Health of the Public and the National Information Infrastructure. 7.2 Public Health Service Activities


With the exception of the projects mentioned above, most of the progress that has been made to date in applying NII technology to population-based public health reflects activities that can be viewed as adjuncts to the broad-based NII initiative. Perhaps the most important of these activities -- because it is a prerequisite for moving further -- is the vital role that CDC has played both in connecting public health agencies to the Internet and in providing Internet-based information services specifically designed for public health officials. Below are some specific examples of efforts that the PHS has been pursuing to develop and apply advanced information technology to community-wide health problems.