CPR Strategy

CPR’s FY2021 Strategic Plan was developed using the world-renowned Baldrige Performance Excellence Frameworkexternal iconexternal icon.

The Strategic Plan includes new Mission and Vision statements, organizational Values, Competencies, Strategies, and Key Annual Focus Areas (KAFAs). Developed through the collaborative efforts and inputs of CPR staff and leadership, the goal of our plan is to propel us into our desired future state, optimize our divisions, and, ultimately, help us more effectively serve the people of this nation.

By implementing the actions laid out in the Strategic Plan, we will be able to demonstrate our center’s value to key stakeholders, customers, and partners. Our strategic planning process started in 2019 and we will begin the next round of strategic planning in fall 2021.

Our Mission:

Advancing the nation’s preparedness and response for public health emergencies and threats.

Our Vision:

A prepared and resilient nation able to prevent, mitigate, and respond to all public health threats.


Our Values

Trust
We are responsible, reliable public stewards dedicated to openness with each other and those we serve.

Innovation
We strive to apply science, technical expertise, and creative thought to improve the practice of preparedness and response.

Integrity
We strive to uphold the highest standards of morals and ethical principles, acting with honesty, respect, and self-awareness.

Excellence
We aspire to be responsive, efficient, effective, and accurate in all we do.

Teamwork
We seek to foster an inclusive environment, incorporating diversity of people and thought, within our team and with our partners.

Our Competencies

Planning and Response
We dedicate resources to work ahead of emergencies, apply our knowledge and expertise to help guide emergency response, and learn from past experiences for a better tomorrow.

Preparedness
We endeavor to prevent and mitigate negative impacts from emergencies and threats through strong primary, secondary, and tertiary preparedness efforts.

Partnership
We collaborate across the public health enterprise to promote strong coordination, cooperation, and communication internally and externally to build a robust and reliable preparedness and response network.

Scientific Research
We collaborate to apply emergency management science analytical and assessment skills across all aspects of preparedness and response to develop strong, evidence-based guidance, provide technical assistance, guide program implementation, and make critical decisions.

Technical Assistance
We share research, knowledge, expertise, training, and resources to help partners make the greatest impact.


Strategy 1:

Support, advance, and enhance CDC and STLT health department preparedness and performance in domestic and global health emergencies.

Key Annual Focus Areas
1. Develop and begin implementing a roadmap to: 1) modernize, innovate, and advance CPR EOC data preparedness and response capabilities, 2) improve the CPR EOC IT and data systems, and 3) evaluate and enhance STLT jurisdictional operational readiness to respond to public health threats and emergencies.

2. Improve multi-direction communication methods to engage CPR customers and STLT partners.

3. Build and share a theory of domestic public health preparedness that explains concepts of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention to be able to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Strategy 3:

Develop the next generation of public health preparedness professionals and leaders.

Key Annual Focus Areas
1. Enhance CDC support to STLT jurisdictions to advance preparedness and response capability.
2. Further develop and strengthen CPR’s customer-centric infrastructure, workforce, and operations to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Strategy 5:

Catalyze and/or catalog scientific and operational reviews and lessons learned from the U.S. and global response to COVID-19 pandemic —and other public health emergencies —to articulate a cohesive framework towards implementation of the next generation of tools for preparedness, response,and resilience at the federal, state, and local level.

Key Annual Focus Areas
1. Implement measures aimed at increasing the acceptance of transparent in-progress and after-action reviews of emergency response operations.
2. Prioritize the development and enhancement of information technology strategies and tools required to support CPR’s mission functions, innovation, and data management..

Strategy 2:

Ensure lifesaving research with select agents and toxins, as well as poliovirus containment, is conducted safely and securely.

Key Annual Focus Areas
1) Develop and begin implementing a roadmap to: 1) modernize, innovate, and advance CPR EOC data preparedness and response capabilities, 2) improve the CPR EOC IT and data systems, and 3) evaluate and enhance STLT jurisdictional operational readiness to respond to public health threats and emergencies.

2) Improve multi-direction communication methods to engage CPR customers and STLT partners.

3) Build and share a theory of domestic public health preparedness that explains concepts of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention to be able to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Strategy 4:

Support continuous improvement in, and advance and implement the science of, preparedness and response.

Key Annual Focus Areas
1. Develop and implement customer-centric strategies to: 1) improve the quality of CPR scientific manuscripts and regulatory compliance and 2) drive integration of CDC-wide scientific expertise into federal preparedness and response efforts.
2. Develop a multi-year science agenda that will inform investments in 1-2 preparedness and response research domains, based on STLT practice needs.

Page last reviewed: June 28, 2021