Public Health Systems Modernization: State Approaches to Connecting Siloed Public Health Data

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Date & Location

Wed, May 18, 2022 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Host Organization


Event Contact

Jim Kamp

Identified as the key challenge of CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative, data silos make it difficult for public health officials to serve their communities effectively. For example, the duplication and unavailability of data between systems such as disease surveillance, vital records, and immunization hamper state and local public health officials’ efforts to manage disease outbreaks.

Please join Altarum for a one-hour webinar with state officials from Utah, Minnesota, and Michigan who will share their approaches to tackling the issue of data silos - what has worked, what challenges remain, and what plans are in place to securely connect data across the public health spectrum. Time is reserved for the audience to connect with panelists and ask questions about their own modernization plans.

Watch a recording of the event:



  • Rachelle Boulton, MS, Health Informatics Program Manager, Utah Department of Health  
  • Aasa Dahlberg Schmit, Director, Office of Data Strategy and Interoperability, Minnesota Department of Health 
  • Jeff Duncan, PhD, Director, Vital Records and Health Statistics Division, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Jon Reid, Utah Statewide Immunization Information System Program Manager, Utah Department of Health 

Altarum's Jim Kamp, director of Public Health Systems, will moderate the event.

About Altarum’s Public Health System Modernization Webinar Series

Altarum's webinar series on public health systems modernization brings together state disease surveillance and public health informatics leaders from across the US to discuss best practices for preparing for tomorrow’s public health opportunities and challenges.  Listen, learn, and share ideas on how to make use of available public health modernization funding.  Examine approaches other jurisdictions are taking to remove program silos for more effective data sharing across public health program areas.  All are welcome. 

Watch the previous webinar in our series here: Public Health Infrastructure Modernization: How State Leaders are Using Covid-19 as a Catalyst to Build Next Generation Technology