CDC’s International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) program works with global partners to improve micronutrient nutrition. Micronutrients are also called vitamins and minerals.
World Health Organization (WHO)
IMMPaCt works with WHO to support the Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System, strengthen the evidence base, and develop policies, recommendations, and best practices for the design and implementation of nutrition programs. IMMPaCt participates in WHO’s systematic reviews and advisory groups for the development of global guidelines on nutrition topics. The aim of the collaboration is to make these resources more accessible to people, policy makers, and program designers and implementers.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
IMMPaCt works with UNICEF to support the planning and implementation of assessments of the burden of micronutrient deficiencies in select countries and the design and implementation of systems to monitor and evaluate interventions. It also provides support for developing policies, frameworks, and global initiatives to eliminate micronutrient deficiencies.
Nutrition International (NI)
IMMPaCt supports monitoring and evaluation systems for NI’s micronutrient malnutrition intervention programs. CDC and NI serve together in active roles in various nutrition initiatives.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Through a CDC-wide interagency agreement with USAID, IMMPaCt provides epidemiologic, technical and training assistance for the development of integrated nutrition, maternal and child health surveillance systems.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
IMMPaCt provides technical assistance and subject matter expertise to the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutrition Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) research project and the Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development – Knowledge Indicating Dietary Sufficiency (BOND – KIDS) Project.
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
IMMPaCt provides epidemiologic, technical, and training assistance to GAIN for the monitoring and evaluation of GAIN-funded initiatives on fortification and maternal and infant and young child nutrition. CDC and GAIN also collaborate on research activities.
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
IMMPaCt collaborates with the Hubert Department of Global Health by sharing subject matter expertise and helping teach the Global Elimination of Micronutrient Malnutrition graduate course.
Global Alliance for Vitamin A (GAVA)
IMMPaCt participates in various technical working groups and shares information and lessons learned about vitamin A supplementation. The work focuses on vitamin A deficiency control and child survival programs.
Iodine Global Network (IGN)
IMMPaCt is on the Board of Directors and participates in technical workgroups with the goal of sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide.
Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group (HF-TAG)
IMMPaCt is a member of the executive committee and plays a significant role in the development and publication of various global documents about well-designed and effective home fortification practices.
US Government Global Nutrition Coordination Plan (GNCP) (2021–2026)
IMMPaCt contributes to the development of this interagency effort to strengthen the impact of the many diverse nutrition investments across the US government.