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Public Health Research

CDC has a public trust to use research dollars where they will have the maximum impact on public health. Good management of research involves three key steps: (1) Identification of research priorities. (2) Translation of these priorities into a balanced portfolio of intramural and extramural research. (3) Evaluation of research programs and outcomes. In addition, a fourth step is implied, i.e. the incorporation of lessons learned from evaluation into future prioritization and research. The CDC Office of Public Health Research (OPHR) facilitates research prioritization, planning, and evaluation across both intramural and extramural programs; and ensures the CDC research portfolio is designed for maximum impact on public health and is achieving the desired ends.


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Page last modified: June 26, 2008
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