In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to pilot a surveillance project modeled after a project that was successful in Massachusetts. Called MENDS (Multi-state EHR-based Network for Disease Surveillance), the demonstration will use electronic health record (EHR) data collected in clinical settings leading to a real-time, chronic disease surveillance model to plan and evaluate short-term outcomes of policies and program interventions. For more information on the project, view Project Resources including the MENDS Overview infographic, MENDS 2-pager, and MENDS Governance Principles, Policies and Processes (Governance document).
Groups guiding the MENDS project include:
Partners piloting the MENDS project include: