Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT)
Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) is a fellowship program that aims to build a cadre of highly-trained public health managers throughout the world. A strong public health management workforce will help IMPACT countries more effectively translate research, theory, and scientific innovation into successful public health action. IMPACT improves the capacity of health systems worldwide by building a workforce of skilled public health managers. This advances the goals of the Global Health Security Agenda and helps keep the world safe and secure from known and emerging infectious disease threats.
“In 60 years [IMPACT] will be the same kind of signature program as Epidemic Intelligence Service and will address one of the major barriers in global health today – the gap between tools available and the delivery of those tools.”
– Dr. William Foege, former CDC Director and Senior Fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation