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The Office of the Associate Director for Policy's (OADP) vision is for public health policies to help create a healthier world. OADP's mission is to identify and advance opportunities to use policy and leverage health system transformation and other sectors to improve the public’s health.

OADP features an Office of the Director; the Office of the National Prevention Strategy; the Office of Health System Collaboration; and the Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office.

OADP’s priorities are to:

Featured Resources

Resources for Implementing the Community Health Needs Assessment Process: Provides background information for conducting community health needs assessments and developing strategies that address priority needs.

Principles to Consider for the Implementation of a Community Health Needs Assessment Process: Offers a pathway for hospitals, public health entities, and others to collaboratively address the health needs of their communities.

Policy Program Areas

Office of the Director

Provides guidance to CDC leadership on agency direction and priorities and helps ensure organizational effectiveness in policy.

Office of Health System Collaboration

Provides leadership for CDC’s public health and health care collaboration activities and the public health response to the ACA.

Business and CDC

CDC touches American businesses in many ways and there are multiple opportunities to collaborate. Learn more about how to connect with CDC and the resources available to businesses.

Office of the National Prevention Strategy

Supports the National Prevention Council in its work to implement the National Prevention Strategy.

Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office

Facilitates the transfer of CDC science to effective policy, and develops tools and resources to strengthen CDC’s policy capacity.

CDC Policy Process

Policy tools that foster a common understanding of what policy is and the process by which it is conceptualized, developed, adopted, and evaluated.

 
Contact Us:
  • Office of the Associate Director for Policy
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
    MS: D-28
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    (800-232-4636)
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC–INFO
  • ADpolicy@cdc.gov

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