Goals; provides leadership and vision
for formulating and evaluating public health
policy; and fosters strategic excellence and
innovation across the CDC.
We are working through a process with our
internal leadership and experts, our
partners, and the public to define a set
of objectives for these goals. These
objectives will support the development of
Goals Action Plans that will include the
objectives, strategies, and actions. CDC
is committed to using the Health Protection
Goals to support
Healthy People 2010, and planning for
Healthy People 2020.
With leadership from CDC's first Chief
Policy Officer, we are taking on some tough
policy issues for CDC, including looking at
the future of our role in immunizations and
exploring how we can better leverage
external spending to create societal change
around some of our best science (e.g., the
health associated with tobacco). We
have started work on founding a new virtual
"Policy Academy" to help mentor and support
CDC's commitment to health policy analysis.
Our focus on strategic excellence and
innovation is illustrated by the incredible
progress we have made on "Health Impact
Planning" for CDC. With leadership
from OSI, CDC now has available a robust
Web-based tool that pulls together for the
first time all the agency's strategy
information, including alignment to the
Health Protection goals, budget, and
procurement information at the project
CDC has its eyes on the future.
We've established a working relationship
with the Institute for the Future and are a
member of that institute's health project
along with a large number of cutting edge
private and public sector organizations
examining the various forces likely to shape
the future of health in the United States
CDC has also entered an agreement with
the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)
to use systems dynamic modeling to explore
forces likely to accelerate transformation
of the health system resulting in increased
emphasis on prevention.
We are looking forward to the founding of
a "Health Innovation Laboratory"--a dynamic
virtual and physical space to develop
partnerships, host visitors, and encourage
innovation inside and outside of CDC and to
define and create the components of the next
generation health system.
Stay tuned, and rev up your RSS reader;
your WIKIs, EMRs, and PHRs; your DNA array
readers, and virtual health coach-enabled
mobile phones, and please check back soon.
Please check back for updates and new
content in the coming months.
Bradley A. Perkins, MD, MBA
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer