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, leverage health system transformation and engage 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:
CDC Health Policy Series: Each Health Policy issue brief is designed to provide practical guidance to state and local public health practitioners, highlighting specific opportunities for public health to engage with health care to improve population health.
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.