Innovation—Who we are. When we're challenged. Why we succeed.
"At CDC it always has been understood that we're here to help people live longer and healthier. And that what we do in our workplace is question... Is this program working, is it the best we can do, is there more we can do."
— Dr. Frieden, March 2010 All-Hands
What We Do
Our goal is to promote innovative thinking and practice by removing barriers that impede our work, connecting people, and engaging internal and external partners to identify and initiate novel approaches that solve difficult public health problems.
- Represent CDC and work with the HHS Innovation Council to coordinate and maximize innovation across the Department
- Strengthen scientific exchange within CDC and with our partners to improve workplace performance and health impact
- Identify and foster opportunities that leverage the resources and capabilities of government, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and communities to accelerate the translation of research-to-practice
We've put together a list of resources to help you learn more about the innovation process
CDC Innovation Making History
Learn more about some of the many key innovations throughout CDC's history in this video, CDC Innovation Making History, featuring facts, photos, and interviews that show how the intersection of science and creativity has yielded important advances that help CDC meet its many public health challenges.
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HHSinnovates Award Winners
- Page last reviewed: April 4, 2012
- Page last updated: March 13, 2013
- Content source: Office of the Associate Director for Science