Policy & Partnerships

The Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) is putting partnerships in focus. This site is designed to provide valuable, relevant information to current and potential partners by sharing ongoing initiatives to highlight opportunities for collaboration.

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The mission for the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) is heavily dependent on engaging outside partners to maximize resources and overall impact. To meet the challenges posed by a catastrophic incident we must take a whole communityexternal icon approach bringing together all levels of government as well as the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and individuals. Forging strategic alliances with a broad group of diverse stakeholders is critical as we work to keep America safe from all health, safety, and security threats. Especially in these challenging economic times, health security is a national challenge that calls for a national solution.

In light of this, the Partnerships Team advances CPR’s mission by coordinating engagements with Centers, Institutes, and Offices (CIOs) across CDC, other federal departments and agencies, and non-governmental organizations including non-profit organizations, trade associations, academic and research institutions, and the private sector.

Connect with the CPR Partnerships Team at cprpartners@cdc.gov.

Partner Tools and Resources

Clinician Outreach Communication Activity (COCA)

COCA partners with medical and public health organizations to promote a safe and healthy nation by ensuring that clinicians have timely, credible, and accurate information needed to provide care. COCA calls serve a wide variety of healthcare providers including: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, first responders, public health practitioners, and health departments. COCA collaborates with these organizations to rapidly distribute information to clinicians. Organizations interested in becoming a COCA partner should contact coca@cdc.govLearn more about COCA

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CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation is dedicated solely to helping CDC do more, faster, by forging partnerships between CDC and those in the private sector – foundations, corporations and individuals – who want to help CDC protect and improve health. Several former CDC directors and leaders helped establish the Foundation and shape our mission, recognizing a viable opportunity to help CDC fill funding gaps and better connect with the private sector.

Although the Foundation was chartered by Congress, it is not a government agency and not a division of CDC. It is a private, nonprofit organization classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Operating outside of the federal appropriations process gives the Foundation valuable flexibility and access to resources and opportunities that may not be available to CDC.

As an independent, nonprofit organization established by Congress, the Foundation offers individuals and organizations a powerful way to participate in CDC’s mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has made a direct and dramatic impact on public health by uniting a wide range of private sector partners with CDC scientists to achieve common goals. Learn more about the CDC Foundationexternal iconexternal icon

Page last reviewed: January 4, 2021, 09:50 AM