The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducts evaluation studies designed to provide information essential for CDC's 11 strategies to achieve its mission:
- Conduct public health research, including epidemiology, laboratory, behavior, and social sciences.
- Develop and implement ongoing evaluation of scientific research.
- Assure that scientific information is communicated effectively to the general public.
- Develop and implement public health information systems for monitoring and promoting the health of the Nation.
- Deploy multidisciplinary teams to detect and investigate health threats.
- Develop and implement a system for establishing CDC scientific and programmatic priorities.
- Routinely evaluate the effectiveness and cost of CDC programs.
- Demonstrate the value of investment in health prevention.
- Collaborate with diverse partners.
- Design, implement, and evaluate prevention programs based on community needs.
- Prepare the public health leaders (present and future) through training in management and public health science.