About Us

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) Support Team

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. A US federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the United States and internationally. 

The Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) is a collection of more than 30 programs that together form the backbone of much of the nation’s public health system. It provides the scientific service, expertise, skills, and tools to support CDC’s efforts to promote health, prevent disease, and prepare for emerging health threats.

Together with its partners, CSELS is working to:

  • Modernize public health tracking systems
  • Provide timely and useful information to clinicians and public health partners
  • Train a competent, sustainable, and empowered public health workforce
  • Strengthen the nation’s clinical laboratory system
  • Innovate for increased effectiveness and efficiency of CDC programs

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is an organization of member states and territories representing public health epidemiologists. CSTE works to establish more effective relationships among state and other health agencies. It also provides technical advice and assistance to partner organizations and federal public health agencies. Related to eCR, CSTE is the primary lead on the Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) project.  

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is a membership organization in the United States representing the laboratories that protect the health and safety of the public. In collaboration with members, APHL advances laboratory systems and practices, and promotes policies that support healthy communities. APHL serves as a liaison between laboratories and federal and international agencies, and ensures that the network of laboratories has current and consistent scientific information to be ready for outbreaks and other public health emergencies. APHL developed and operates the APHL Informatics Messaging Services platform (AIMS) to provide cutting-edge data management and messaging services to the public health community and its data exchange partners. APHL AIMS is being used to support eCR.

If you have any general questions about eCR, or would like to get involved, please contact the eCR Team via the eCR service desk.