Policy and Strategy at CDC

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Policy and Strategy at CDC


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Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy (OADPS) builds and translates evidence for what works in public health to inform decision makers and to help CDC’s science go further, faster. OADPS drives action across the Agency and connects CDC to crucial partners and stakeholders.

OADPS does this work through four complementary offices:

Population Health and Healthcare Office (PHHO) collaborates with multi-sector partners to get evidence-based policies and practices into place in communities.

Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office (PRADO) builds evidence for policy interventions that work and shares it with decision makers.

Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO) works across CDC to make sure CDC’s work is strategic, well-integrated, and continually improving.

The Community Guide Office (CGO)external icon provides scientific, technical, and administrative support for the Community Preventive Services Task Forceexternal icon and supports the Community Guideexternal icon, a menu of evidence-based interventions to help decision-makers improve health and prevent disease.

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