Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 1
Lecture:Public Health Terminology, Organization, Funding, and Roles
Slide content:Generalized Public Health Data Flow 7.2 Chart: The generalized flow of public health data. 19
Slide notes:The generalized flow of public health data is illustrated in this slide. Because this is a generalization, there are some exceptions to this pattern. In most cases, the data originate from data sources such as clinicians and laboratories. The data are sent to Local Health Departments either directly, or they may be routed through the State Health Department . The State Health Department assumes the responsibility for reporting data to CDC. All levels of public health provide public use data - carefully screened to protect patient privacy. Both the CDC and the general public receive de-identified data, with patient identifiers removed to protect confidentiality. 19