About the Innovation Activity
As part of the Office of Science Quality, the Innovation Activity is responsible for promoting 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.
Given the breadth and magnitude of the CDC mission, it is crucial to 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. OSQ provides a central focus for innovation research, guidance, and support and training in recommended practices to strengthen scientific exchange within CDC and with our partners to improve workplace performance and health impact.
The Innovation Activity supports and administers the following programs:
- CDC Technology Transfer Office
- CDC Small Business Innovation Research Program
- CDC Seed Award Program in Support of Collaborative Research
Learn more: We've put together a list of resources to help you learn more about innovation research.
- Page last reviewed: April 4, 2012
- Page last updated: January 10, 2013
- Content source: Office of the Associate Director for Science