The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use American Rescue Plan Act funds to create a Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics to anticipate public health threats, the agency announced today. CDC said the center will bring together “next-generation public health data, expert disease modelers, public health emergency responders, and high-quality communications to meet the needs of decision makers.”

“We are excited to have the expertise and ability to model and forecast public health concerns and share information in real-time to activate governmental, private sector, and public actions in anticipation of threats both domestically and abroad,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D.
 

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