The purpose of this project was to assess previous and ongoing intragency collaborations between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In the last ten years, CDC and CMS have collaborated formally and informally on approximately twenty different interagency projects. The prevailing view among staff who have participated in these collaborations has been that in working together the two agencies achieve common goals more effectively and efficiently than they would if each had worked separately. The project has provided CDC and an interagency steering committee with information to guide strategic planning and analysis of options for continuous coordination between CDC and CMS in initiating and conducting interagency collaborations. The final report describes important contextual features of the CDC/CMS collaborations, describes administrative, agency and staff-related factors that affect the success of the collaborations, and provides information about whether a new interagency unit would service to improve collaborations between CDC and CMS.
PIC ID: 8047
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control
Federal Contact: McKibben, Linda, 404- 498-1113
Performer: Battelle, Durham, NC