Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2021

Overarching Charge:

This Task Force will inform HHS’s response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats.

Specific Charge:

The Public Health Data Systems Task Force shall:

  • Identify and prioritize policy and technical gaps associated with the effectiveness, interoperability, and connectivity of information systems relevant to public health. This would include a focus on surveillance systems, infrastructure improvements, health equity, clinical engagement, long-term service and support systems, research and innovation, educating and empowering individuals.
  • Identify characteristics of an optimal future state for information systems relevant to public health and their use.

Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2021 Meetings

Member List


Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)


Amerihealth Caritas
Network for Public Health Law
Amazon Web Services
Texas Department of State Health Services
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Indiana Health Information Exchange
Washington State Department of Health
Health Gorilla
Medical University of South Carolina
National Library of Medicine
Baptist Health
Department of Veterans Affairs
Elevance Health

*Appointed by Congress          ^Appointed by the Government Accountability Office          °Appointed by HHS Secretary