CDC plays an important role in identifying and describing policy options to address public health problems, analyzing policies to understand their potential health, economic and budgetary impacts, and identifying evidence-based policy solutions and gaps in the evidence base.
Likewise, public health professionals can play an important role in the policy process. They develop partnerships, analyze and evaluate policy, educate stakeholders, implement evidence-based policies, and communicate findings.
The following online training courses listed below were developed by CDC’s Office of the Associate Director For Policy for a broad audience, including CDC staff, public health professionals, and those who analyze and inform policy. The goal of these trainings is to increase the learner’s understanding of major policy-related concepts and methods, and to improve their capacity in developing and translating science to inform policy decisions.