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Federal Advisory Committees

Federal advisory committees are a key component of CDC’s overall strategy 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, offering advice and recommendations to the Federal government as members of advisory committees. The important contributions made by Federal advisory committees is overseen at the highest levels of government: the Congress, the President of the United States and the General Services Administrator (through authority delegated by the President). At the CDC, advisory committee activity is overseen by the Strategic Business Initiatives Unit Federal Advisory Committee Management Program.

Currently, twenty-four federal advisory committees provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of public health issues to help the agency achieve its mission to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Among the program areas our committees deliberate on are occupational and environmental health, healthcare infection control and clinical laboratory standards, smoking, breast and cervical cancer, HIV, STDs and Tuberculosis, childhood and adult immunizations, and injury prevention and control.

At this website, you can access information about each committee and its membership; laws, regulations and other applicable guidance relating to the establishment and management of advisory committees; and information concerning ethics and financial disclosure.

Thank you for your interest in CDC’s Federal Advisory Committees.

Please click  Committee Information for detailed information on the advisory committees.