Open Data

Open Data is a repository of all available data sets with a Socrata Open Data API.

Endpoint: https://data.cdc.gov
Documentation: https://dev.socrata.com/docs/endpoints.html
Architecture: REST
Available Formats: json xml csv

PHIN VADS

PHIN VADS provides standard vocabularies to CDC and its public health partners in one place. PHIN VADS is a web-based enterprise vocabulary system for accessing, searching and distributing vocabularies used in public health and clinical care practice.

Endpoint: http://phinvads.cdc.gov/vocabService/v2
Documentation: http://phinvads.cdc.gov/vads/developersGuide.action
Architecture: REST
Available Formats: xml

Surveillance Data Platform (SDP) Vocabulary Service

The SDP Vocabulary Service is a web-based repository of Response Sets, Questions, Sections, and SDP-V Surveys that allow public health professionals to more rapidly discover, reuse or create, and deploy data collection instruments. The SDP Vocabulary Service also provides transparency across published content from multiple programs and enables use of harmonized questions and response sets.

Endpoint: https://sdp-v.services.cdc.gov/api/
Documentation: https://www.cdc.gov/sdp/SDPForDevelopers.html
Additional Links: FHIR API Documentation
Architecture: REST
Available Formats: json

WONDER

Access data in the WONDER online databases immediately with automated data queries in XML format over HTTP, for use in your own web pages or widgets.

Endpoint: https://wonder.cdc.gov/controller/datarequest/[database ID]
Documentation: https://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/help/WONDER-API.html
Architecture: REST
Available Formats: xml

Content Syndication

Content syndication allows CDC to offer web content to other sites and applications. It is as easy as identifying the content you want, and then pasting a small section of code from our site to yours.

Endpoint: https://tools.cdc.gov/api/v2
Documentation: https://tools.cdc.gov/api/docs/info.aspx#response
Architecture: REST
Available Formats: json xml

Tracking Network Data Application Program Interface

The Data Application Program Interface (API) is an additional way to query data stored by the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The API provides a standard URL interface with a JSON formatted response.

Endpoint: https://ephtracking.cdc.gov/apigateway/api/v1
Documentation: https://ephtracking.cdc.gov/apihelp
Architecture: REST
Available Formats: json

API Guidance

CDC's Surveillance Data Platform program offers guidance on several aspects of RESTful API design and implementation.

Documentation: https://publichealthsurveillance.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/STA/pages/478969857/REST+API+Guidance+-+Version+1.1
Additional Links: RESTful API Design Guidance
Example RESTful API
API Implementation Considerations
Using OAuth to Secure CDC APIs
Architecture: REST
Available Formats: json xml
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