CDC has recently released its global health strategy, which articulates the agency's role in global health, the vision for global health work at CDC and CDC's global health priorities.
The four overarching goals of the Global Health Strategy are:
- Health impact: Improve the health and well-being of people around the world
- Health security: Improve the capabilities to prepare and respond to infectious diseases, other emerging health threats and public health emergencies
- Health capacity: Build country public health capacity
- Organizational capacity: Maximize potential of CDC's global programs to achieve impact
The world has changed enormously over the past few decades and organizations like CDC must adapt to that change. This strategy provides a clear definition of CDC's role in global health, and will enable the agency to respond effectively to the evolving environment, including through increased linkages and collaborations between CDC's domestic and global experts. The strategy is a living document, to be adapted as further challenges arise. The diverse areas covered illustrate the increasingly important role of CDC as a cornerstone of the world's public health infrastructure. Read the full strategy and associated summary documents.