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 their mission is to bring about policies that result in demonstrable public health improvements globally and at the federal, state, and local levels.
OADP consists of the following offices:
- OADP Office of the Director
- CDC Washington Office
- Health Reform Strategy, Policy, and Coordination Office
- Office of Prevention through Healthcare
- Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office
CDC Office of the Associate Director for Program
The Office of the Associate Director for Program (OADPG) provides leadership, coordination, and expertise for planning, design, performance, accountability, and evaluation of CDC's public health programs. OADPG's mission is to increase the impact and effectiveness of public health programs and eliminate health disparities through the application of science to practice, promotion of policy interventions, and use of performance and evaluation data for continuous improvement. OADPG manages development of and progress reporting for the Government Performance Results Act Performance Appendix to the Congressional Justification, and CDC's contribution to the Department of Health and Human Services, strategic plan.
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