CDC’s policy analytical framework
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      This document provides a guide for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing policies that can improve health. The policy analytical framework (Figure 1) expands on domains I, II and III of CDC’s Policy Process (Problem Identification, Policy Analysis, and Strategy and Policy Development). The goals of this document are to:

      • Improve the analytic basis for identifying and prioritizing policies that can improve health

      • Improve the strategic approach to identify and further the adoption of policy solutions.

      The key steps include

      1. Identify the problem or issue

      2. Identify an appropriate policy solution 3. Identify and describe policy options

      a. Assess policy options

      b. Prioritize policy options

      4. Develop a strategy for furthering adoption of a policy solution

      CDC plays an important role in identifying and describing policy options to address public health problems, analyzing policies to understand their potential health, economic and budgetary impacts, and identifying evidence-based policy solutions and gaps in the evidence base. Note that federal law prohibits lobbying related activities by CDC at the federal, state and local level.

      Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC’s Policy Analytical Framework. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2013.


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