APA joined more than 100 other health care organizations in urging congressional leadership to provide at least $250 million in Fiscal Year 2022 for the public health Data Modernization Initiative (DMI) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (PDF, 87KB), the organizations expressed appreciation for the nearly $1 billion provided by Congress to the initiative to date. The DMI is “a commitment to building the world-class data workforce and data systems that are ready for the next public health emergency.” They emphasized, however, that an additional $1 billion in funding is needed to “complete the foundational investment” and allow our public health systems and infrastructure to keep pace with evolving technology.

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