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Overview of the Office

The Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO) helps CDC programs and external partners achieve the greatest possible health impact by working with them in three areas of emphasis:

  1. Program planning and advancement
  2. Performance and accountability
  3. Program evaluation

Key Goals of the Office

PPEO will make meaningful, recognized contributions to CDC program impact by:

  • Developing tools, promoting resources and sharing best practices about how to achieve meaningful improvements in programs that will help them maximize their impact
  • Fostering a culture of program accountability and continuous program improvement
  • Accelerating CDC’s progress on Winnable Battles and other public health priorities

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Primary Functions of the Office

  • Provide agency-wide direction, standards, and technical assistance for program planning, performance and accountability, and program evaluation
  • Provide intensive analytic and advisory assistance to enable effective redesign of select programs and priorities
  • Develop and promote new initiatives based on emerging issues, science, and policy
  • Support the harmonization and integration of performance measurement, accountability, and program evaluation
  • Guide the collection and analysis of performance and accountability data, including Healthy People 2020, HHS High Priority Goals, and the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
  • Support assessment of program effectiveness to guide further science, policy, and programmatic efforts
  • Guide performance-based strategic planning (Quarterly Program Reviews)
  • Establish routine, continuous program improvement based on effective program evaluation and meaningful performance measurement
  • Provide resources and assistance to build capacity of programs to perform strong monitoring and evaluation
  • Coordinate action planning for high impact initiatives, including Winnable Battles

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Program Planning and Advancement at CDC

The Program Performance and Evaluation Office supports CDC programs by helping develop strong program strategies that amplify health impact. The Office provides technical assistance, tools and resources for program design and redesign, as well as guides performance-based strategic planning through agency-wide Quarterly Program Reviews. PPEO also is responsible for coordinating action planning for the agency’s high-impact initiatives, including Winnable Battles.

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