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Public Health Policy

Policy Topics

CDC’s Policy-Focused Offices & Programs
The primary groups at CDC that deal with policy-related issues, including the Public Health Law Program and the Office of the Associate Director for Policy.

Guidelines & Recommendations
Guidelines and recommendations that are focused on providing actionable steps to address a specific issue of importance to public health, and developed by CDC, by CDC working in collaboration with other organizations or agencies, and by CDC federal advisory committees.

Integrity & Accountability Review Offices
The Government Accountability Office and the HHS Office of the Inspector General help to ensure the integrity and accountability of CDC activities.

Legislation, Regulations & Policies
Many laws, regulations, and policies have implications for federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial governments, as well as the general public.

National Health Initiatives, Strategies & Action Plans
National health initiatives, strategies, and action plans often have policy implications.

National Organization Policy Resources
List of national organizations that serve the public health system.