CDC Reestablishes Advisory Committee to the Director

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it has reestablished the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACD). The committee, authorized by federal law, is intended to advise the CDC Director, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Assistant Secretary for Health on policy and broad strategies to enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting the country’s health.

The ACD will recommend ways to prioritize CDC’s activities, improve results, and address health disparities, among other areas. Committee members include people with expertise in areas pertinent to the CDC mission, including public health, health equity, medical education, industry, health care delivery, health policy, preventive medicine, allied fields, and communication.

The ACD was originally established in 1962 but was terminated in 2019. ACD meetings are typically held twice a year and are open to the public. The ACD will have 14 members, including the char, David Warren Fleming, MD, from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Additional information is available here.