Lead Advisory Committees


Federal advisory committees are a key component of CDC's overall strategy. CDC works to achieve stakeholder and public engagement in its efforts and commitment to improve people's health.

The Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463) provides a mechanism for experts and stakeholders to participate in the decision-making process. They offer advice and recommendations to the Federal government as members of advisory committees. Actions are overseen at the highest levels of government: Congress, the President of the United States, and the General Services Administrator.

Over time, CDC has formed two advisory committees and one subcommittee to provide extremely valuable scientific and technical advice. Advice is related to the prevention of childhood lead poisoning for the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services.