Centers for Disease Control and Prevention justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2006
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Description:Imagine a world where infants are born healthy and cared for so they can arrive at school safe, well-nourished, and ready to learn. A world in which teenagers have the information, motivation, and hope they need to make healthy choices about their lifestyles and behaviors. A world in which adults enjoy active and productive lives in safe communities where they can remain independent and engaged with family and friends throughout their senior years. This is the vision of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—healthy people living in a safe and healthy world.
CDC’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Congressional Justification reflects this vision. It provides evidence in support of CDC to continue enhancing our capacity to face major public health challenges both at home and abroad. It also reflects CDC’s two overarching domestic goals:
1. All people, especially those at higher risk due to health disparities, will achieve their optimal lifespan with the best possible quality of health in every stage of life.
2. People in all communities will be protected from infectious, occupational, environmental, and terrorist threats.
CDC has been involved in a two-year transformation to better meet these goals in a smaller and rapidly changing world. The framework for this change is our “Futures Initiative” that is shaping CDC and serving as a catalyst for innovation in health, ultimately impacting the health of American people and, indeed, people worldwide. The transformation CDC is undergoing is also reflected in the FY 2006 budget. This new budget structure is more transparent, separating program support costs from program costs, and increasing our accountability to our customers and decision-makers.
Consistent with the Secretary’s policy guidance, this budget request continues to support the President’s and Secretary’s priority initiatives and reflects the goals and objectives in the Department of Health and Human Services FY 2004–2009 Strategic Plan. In addition, the PART process continues to be a critical tool to evaluate program effectiveness and develop budget and legislative strategies.
This justification includes the FY 2006 Annual Performance Plan and FY 2004 Annual Performance Report as required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). It directly links the budget discussion with program performance metrics. Comprehensive performance measurement and reporting at CDC in 15 major areas provides results-oriented information that tracks CDC’s progress toward achieving its two strategic goals. Additionally, we are proud to report increased efficiencies and effectiveness in agency management, allowing us to dedicate more resources to frontline public health.
CDC’s implementation of performance management has created a consistent framework for linking agency-wide goals with program priorities and resources. It has provided a shared vision of what needs to be accomplished with our partners, a consistent and effective way to measure our achievements, and a means to strive for continued and demonstrable improvement in public health. This FY 2006 budget request reflects our successes, our vision, and our commitment to ensure that we protect the health of all Americans, both now and in the future.
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