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Welcome to POLARIS, CDC's portal for navigating policy-relevant tools, trainings and resources.
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Find Information by Health Topic

POLARIS puts CDC’s policy-relevant research, data, and resources about specific health topics at your fingertips. Select a health topic below.

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Find Policy Resources and Trainings

POLARIS brings together CDC’s public health-focused trainings and resources on topics such as policy analysis and policy evaluation. Find those and more here.

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Policy Achievements in Public Health

Policy is an important tool that can make an impact at the population level. Policy has been a major factor in many of the great public health achievements from the 20th and 21st centuries. Some examples are childhood vaccination, safer and healthier foods, improved workplace safety, and increased motor vehicle safety.

CDC has a wide variety of research, data, and information that can inform evidence-based policy. POLARIS was developed by CDC to make it easier to find information on different health topics and to provide resources and training on CDC’s policy process.

See CDC’s definition of policy here.