CDC Policy-Focused Offices and Programs
CDC Public Health Law Program
The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) mission is to advance the public's health through law. The Program has three strategic goals: (1) to improve the understanding and use of law as a public health tool, (2) to develop CDC's capacity to apply law to achieve health protection goals, and (3) to develop the legal preparedness of the public health system to address all public health priorities.
CDC Office of the Associate Director for Policy
The Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP) is the nexus for CDC's policy activities, and its mission is to bring about policies that result in demonstrable public health improvements globally and at the federal, state, and local levels.
CDC Office of the Associate Director for Program
The Office of the Associate Director for Program (OADPG) promotes continuous program improvement by working with CDC programs and external partners to achieve the greatest possible health impact through the promotion of evidenced-based public health. Its mission is to improve population health and eliminate health disparities by fostering a culture of innovation and continuous program improvement.
CDC Washington Office
The CDC Washington Office (CDC/W) designs strategies for complex public health issues and develops plans for the CDC’s work with Congress and other Washington area organizations (agencies, private and nonprofit, think tanks, and associations) to advance CDC’s public health goals. The CDC Washington Office, which is part of CDC′s Office of the Director, acts as a liaison between CDC and the Washington policy community.