Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of
Authority
    Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of
the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772-76, dated
October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as
amended most recently at 84 FR 10518-10519, dated March 21, 2019) is
amended to reflect the reorganization of the National Center for Injury
Prevention and Control, Deputy Director for Non-Infectious Diseases,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This reorganization will
streamline the current organizational structure, improve the overall
employee/supervisor ratio, eliminate workflow inefficiencies, and
improve customer service.
    I. Under Part C, Section C-B, Organization and Functions, the
following organizational unit is deleted in its entirety:
 Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (CUHD)
 Home, Recreation, and Transportation Branch (CUHDB)
 Health Systems and Trauma Systems Branch (CUHDC)
    II. Under Part C, Section C-B, Organization and Functions, make the
following change:
 Update the functional statements for the Office of the
Director (CUH1)
 Update the functional statements for the Office of Policy and
Partnerships (CUH12)
 Update the functional statements for the Office of Program
Management and Operations (CUH13)
 Update the functional statements for the Office of
Communication (CUH14)
 Retitle the Office of the Associate Director for Science
(CUH17) to the Office of Science (CUH17)
 Establish the Office of Strategy and Innovation (CUH18)
 Establish the Office of Informatics (CUH19)
 Update the functional statements for the Division of Violence
Prevention (CUHC)
 Update the functional statements for the Office of the
Director (CUHC1)
 Update the functional statements for the Surveillance Branch
(CUHCB)
 Update the functional statements for the Research and
Evaluation Branch (CUHCC)
 Update the functional statements for the Prevention Practice
and Translation Branch (CUHCD)
 Establish the Field Epidemiology and Prevention Branch (CUHCE)
 Retitle the Division of Analysis, Research, and Practice
Integration (CUHF) to the Division of Injury Prevention (CUHF)
 Update the functional statements for the Office of the
Director (CUHF1)
 Retitle the Statistics, Programming, and Economics Branch
(CUHFB) to the Applied Science Branch (CUHFB)
 Retitle the Practice Integration and Evaluation Branch (CUHFC)
to the Program Implementation and Evaluation Branch (CUHFC)
 Establish the Data Analytics Branch (CUHFD)
 Establish the Division of Overdose Prevention (CUHG)
 Establish the Office of the Director (CUHG1)
 Establish the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (CUHGB)
 Establish the Health Systems and Research Branch (CUHGC)
 Establish the Prevention Programs and Evaluation Branch
(CUHGD)
    III. Under Part C, Section C-B, Organization and Functions, insert
the following:
     Office of the Director (CUH1). (1) Manages, directs,
coordinates, and evaluates National Center for Injury Prevention and
Control (NCIPC) activities; (2) provides administrative support,
program management, and fiscal services to the center; (3) provides
overall guidance and support for center-wide grant activities; (4)
consults and coordinates activities with medical, engineering, and
other scientific and professional organizations interested in injury
prevention and control; (5) coordinates NCIPC program activities with
other CDC components, other Public Health Service (PHS) agencies, PHS
regional offices, other Federal agencies, State and local health
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departments, community-based organizations, business and industry; (6)
coordinates technical assistance to other nations and international
organizations in establishing and implementing injury prevention and
control programs; (7) develops goals and objectives and provides
leadership, policy formation, scientific oversight, and guidance in
program planning and development; (8) directs and coordinates
information resources management activities, the production and
distribution of technical and nontechnical injury prevention and
control publications and information, and the conduct of health
education and health promotion activities, and; (9) supports the
activities of the Secretary's Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention
and Control.
     Office of Policy and Partnerships (CUH12). (1) Advises
NCIPC and CDC leadership and staff on policy and partnership issues
relevant to NCIPC; (2) conducts monitoring and analysis of policy
issues potentially affecting NCIPC and its constituents; (3)
coordinates partnership activities across NCIPC; (4) engages in
partnerships with external organizations to meet mutual goals; (5)
identifies and defines emerging or cross-cutting long-term policy
issues and develops action plans that support and advance action; (6)
manages issues proactively in order to minimize their negative effects,
maximize their potential opportunities, and avoid the need for crisis
management; (7) oversees and coordinates performance-related activities
for NCIPC; (8) provides information for the development of NCIPC's
annual budget submission and supporting documents; (9) provides liaison
with staff offices and other officials of CDC; (10) reviews, prepares,
and coordinates policy and briefing documents, and; (11) leads and
coordinates the congressional strategy and outreach as informed by
NCIPC and agency priorities.
     Office of Program Management and Operations (CUH13). (1)
Coordinates NCIPC-wide program, administrative, and management support
services in the areas of fiscal management, personnel, travel,
performance, FOIA, workforce planning, space, and other administrative
services; (2) coordinates NCIPC requirements relating to contracts,
grants, cooperative agreements, and reimbursable agreements; (3)
manages annual budget formulation, budget justifications, and budget
oversight; (4) develops and implements financial and administrative
policies, procedures, and operations, as appropriate, for NCIPC, and
prepares special reports and studies, as required; (5) maintains
liaison with related center staff and other officials of CDC, and; (6)
plans, coordinates, and provides overall management support, advice,
and guidance to NCIPC.
     Office of Communication (CUH14). (1) Coordinates and leads
the implementation of CDC-wide communication initiatives and policies,
including health literacy, plain language, and CDC branding; (2)
executes web development for the NCIPC intranet and provides technical
assistance and training to OD offices in accessing and using NCIPC wiki
for internal communication and information sharing; (3) facilitates
cross-division and cross-CIO coordination of health communication
activities, sharing of lessons learned, and development of best
practices; (4) develops and manages relationships with a wide range of
partners and customers, including other PHS agencies, Federal and State
departments and agencies, and private organizations; (5) leads and
oversees news media strategy and evaluation, including news response,
media monitoring, proactive media engagement, media training, and long
lead pitching; (6) leads digital communication and marketing strategies
and manages digital channels; (7) leads strategic planning for
communications and branding programs and projects for NCIPC and injury
and violence issues; (8) manages and coordinates clearance of NCIPC
print and non-print materials, ensuring adherence to and consistency
with CDC and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) information
and publication policies and guidelines; (9) oversees, manages, and
executes CDC web and digital governance through matrix management and
work group structures; (10) provides communication support to OD
offices and technical assistance and training in accessing centralized
communication systems available through CDC's Office of the Associate
Director for Communications (OADC) and other offices; (11) provides
ongoing communication leadership and support to NCIPC's Office of the
Director and divisions in furthering the center's mission to prevent
violence and unintentional injury and to reduce their consequences;
(12) provides oversight and approval for CDC logo licensing requests
from external partner organizations and involving NCIPC divisions and
programs; (13) represents NCIPC on cross-CIO and external committees,
workgroups, and at conferences relating to health communication
activities; (14) serves as primary liaison between NCIPC and OADC, and;
(15) through matrix management, provides strategic communication
direction and technical assistance across NCIPC to ensure all health
communication activities are evidence-based and demonstrate impact.
     Office of Science (CHU17). (1) Provides scientific
leadership for the center, and informs and guides staff on scientific
matters; (2) ensures NCIPC produces the highest quality, most useful,
and most relevant science possible; (3) leads the development of
research priorities for the center in collaboration with divisions and
offices; (4) provides staff training on scientific topics, science
policy, and regulations; (5) mentors scientists and fellows; (6)
manages scientific clearance for NCIPC; (7) oversees and directs
Institutional Review Board, Office of Management Budget-Paperwork
Reduction Act, and Confidentiality activities for the center; (8)
conducts peer review of intramural research and scientific programs;
(9) directs the center's Open Data Access policy and assures scientists
follow CDC's policies on data release and sharing; (10) facilitates
scientific collaborations between external and internal investigators;
(11) leads, manages, and oversees NCIPC's external advisory board; (12)
leads Healthy People Activities in partnership with divisions and
offices and coordinates, tracks, and assesses progress toward Healthy
People objectives; (13) manages and coordinates Epidemic Intelligence
Service Officer program and activities; (14) provides scientific
leadership in the areas of extramural research supported by NCIPC,
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), and the Agency for
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); (15) promotes and
prepares initiatives to stimulate extramural research in relevant
priority areas; (16) directs all activities of the extramural research
program to address priorities for NCIPC, NCEH, and ATSDR in partnership
with the division programs; (17) coordinates and conducts pre-award
activities for grant management, in-depth external primary and
secondary peer review of extramural research applications, recommends
award selections to divisions and center directors, and manages post-
award activities; (18) ensures compliance with all regulations and
policies governing extramural research programs, and; (19) disseminates
and evaluates extramural research progress, findings, and impact.
     Office of Strategy and Innovation (CUH18). (1) Provides
strategic leadership and coordination across a range of injury and
violence topics with
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a focus on the NCIPC strategic priorities; (2) leads the advancement of
innovative approaches to using data to inform injury and violence
prevention; (3) develops, in collaboration with divisions and offices,
the overall strategic goals and objectives for NCIPC and provides
leadership to develop a plan of action to achieve these goals and
objectives; (4) identifies strategic opportunities to collaborate with
other divisions/offices in NCIPC, CDC Centers, Institute, and Offices
(CIOs), PHS Agencies, and other federal departments and Agencies, and
governmental and private organizations to advance injury and violence
prevention; (5) identifies emerging or cross-cutting injury and
violence topics and works with other divisions/offices to support and
advance action on them; (6) participates with divisions and offices in
NCIPC to establish research priorities for the center, and; (7) ensures
NCIPC produces the highest quality, most useful, and most relevant
science possible.
     Office of Informatics (CUH19). (1) Reports all IT project
costs, schedules, performances, and risks; (2) provides expert
consultation in application development, information science, and
technology to affect the best use of resources; (3) performs technical
evaluation and/or integrated baseline reviews of all information
systems' products and services prior to procurement to ensure software
purchases align with center strategy; (4) coordinates all enterprise-
wide IT security policies and procedures with the Office of the Chief
Information Security Officer; (5) ensures operations are in accordance
with CDC Capital Planning and Investment Control guidelines; (6)
ensures adherence to CDC enterprise architecture policies, guidelines,
and standards; (7) consults with divisions and offices to determine IT
needs and to develop strategic and action plans; (8) participates in
the evolution, identification, development, and/or adoption of
appropriate informatics standards in conjunction with the Injury
programs; (9) ensures coordination of data harmonization and systems
interoperability within the center and facilitates linkage to related
CDC-wide strategies; (10) provides leadership in the center's IRGB and
coordination with CDC's IRGC; (11) collaborates with other divisions/
offices in NCIPC, CIOs, PHS agencies, other federal departments and
agencies, universities, NGOs, and private organizations as appropriate.
     Division of Violence Prevention (CUHC). (1) Provides
leadership in developing and executing a national program for the
prevention and control of violence and its consequences; (2) plans,
establishes, and evaluates surveillance systems to monitor national
trends in morbidity, mortality, disabilities, and cost of violence-
related injuries and deaths, and facilitates the development of
surveillance systems by state and local agencies; (3) plans, directs,
conducts, and supports research focused on the causes of violence and
the development and evaluation of strategies to prevent and control
violence-related injuries and deaths; (4) produces new, evidence-based
scientific knowledge that informs policies, practice, and programs in
the violence field; (5) plans, conducts, supports, and evaluates
demonstration projects and programs to prevent and control violence;
(6) develops and disseminates policies, recommendations, and guidelines
for the prevention of violence and its consequences; (7) proposes goals
and objectives for linking health system and violence control
activities with public health activities, including surveillance,
prevention, health care, and rehabilitation of injury; (8) proposes
goals and objectives for national violence prevention and control
programs, monitors progress toward these goals and objectives, and
recommends and develops guidelines for priority prevention and control
activities; (9) provides expertise in public health practice,
surveillance, evaluation, and research for violence prevention; (10)
provides technical assistance, consultation, training, and
epidemiological, statistical, educational, and other technical services
to assist state and local health departments and community-based
organizations in the planning, development, implementation, evaluation,
and overall improvement of violence prevention programs; (11)
facilitates the development and supports the dissemination of research
findings and transfer of violence prevention and control technologies
to federal, state, and local agencies, private organizations, and other
national and international groups; (12) sustains a public health
infrastructure for violence prevention at federal, state, local, and
tribal levels; (13) facilitates similar strategic planning activities
by other federal, state, and local agencies, academic institutions, and
private and other public organizations, and; (14) collaborates with
other divisions of NCIPC, CDC Centers/Institutes/Offices, HHS agencies,
other federal, state, and local departments and agencies, academic
institutions, and voluntary, private sector, and international
organizations, as appropriate.
     Office of the Director (CUHC1). (1) Plans, directs,
coordinates, and evaluates the activities of the division; (2)
establishes and interprets policies and determines program priorities;
(3) provides administrative, fiscal, and technical support for division
programs and units; (4) provides national leadership and guidance in
violence prevention and control program planning, development, and
evaluation; (5) provides leadership for developing research in
etiologic, epidemiologic, and behavioral aspects of violence prevention
and control to inform policies, practice, and programs; (6) prepares
and tracks responses and coordinates provision of materials requested
by Congress and the HHS; (7) prepares, tracks, and coordinates
controlled and general correspondence; (8) assures multi-disciplinary
collaboration in violence prevention and control activities; (9)
collaborates with subject matter experts, program and policy staff,
develops and implements communication strategies, campaigns, and plans
to meet the needs of division programs and mission; (10) coordinates
with the NCIPC Office of Communication to execute and support NCIPC-
and CDC-wide communication initiatives and policies; (11) develops
tailored messages and materials to promote dissemination of scientific
findings, evidence-based prevention strategies, priority
recommendations, and guidelines through traditional media outlets,
social media, and other channels; (12) provides consultation on
international violence prevention and control activities of the
division; (13) prepares, edits, and monitors clearance of manuscripts
for publication in scientific and technical journals and publications,
including articles and guidelines published in the Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), and other violence-related publications
for the public, and; (14) in carrying out the above functions,
establishes linkages and collaborates, as appropriate, with other
divisions and Offices in NCIPC, with other CIOs throughout CDC, non-
governmental organizations; and with national level prevention partners
that impact on violence prevention programs.
     Surveillance Branch (CUHCB). (1) Conducts national, state,
and local surveillance and surveys to identify new and to monitor
recognized forms of violence and its consequences, analyzes incidence
and prevalence data, and monitors trends in violence and its trajectory
across the lifespan; (2) advises the Office of the Director, in DVP and
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NCIPC, on the area of data and systems management and on surveillance
and statistical analysis issues relevant to violence program planning
and evaluation; (3) coordinates, manages, maintains and provides
tabulations and maps from national surveillance systems and other data
sources that contain national, state and local data on violence-related
morbidity, mortality and economic costs; (4) develops and implements
uniform definitions for public health surveillance of various forms of
violence and related outcomes; (5) provides leadership for the
development of surveillance research to inform policies, practice, and
programs in the violence field; (6) provides expert consultation to
federal, state, and local health agencies on surveillance system
design, implementation, and evaluation, and use of surveillance data to
describe the burden of violence; (7) provides information on violence
surveillance to the scientific community and the general public through
regular publication in peer-reviewed journals and CDC publications as
well as through presentations to professional conferences and other
stakeholder groups; (8) works with other branches to provide
consultation, collaboration, and to ensure the use of surveillance data
to inform research and prevention efforts, and; (9) in carrying out the
above functions, provides leadership and collaborates with other
divisions and Offices in NCIPC, other CIOs throughout CDC, and Federal,
state, local, non-governmental, voluntary, and professional,
organizations in all aspects of surveillance of violence and its
consequences.
     Research and Evaluation Branch (CUHCC). (1) Plans,
directs, conducts, and supports etiologic and epidemiologic research
focused on causal factors, risk and protective factors, and
psychosocial, cultural, and contextual determinants for violence and
its consequences; (2) plans, directs, conducts, and supports applied
research focused on the evaluation of strategies, policies, and
interventions to prevent violent behavior and violence-related injuries
and deaths; (3) evaluates the effectiveness and impact of violence
prevention interventions, strategies, policies, and interventions as
practiced or implemented by public health agencies and organizations at
the national/regional and state/local levels; (4) conducts research to
examine the context, processes, and factors that influence effective
and efficient dissemination/diffusion, uptake/adoption, implementation,
translation, and sustainability of violence prevention strategies,
policies, and interventions; (5) develops and evaluates methodologies
for conducting research evaluation; (6) contributes to the research
literature by publishing regularly in peer-reviewed journals and CDC-
sponsored publications that include, but are not limited to, etiology
and evaluation research and syntheses; (7) monitors activities of
contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants to ensure operational
objectives are being met; (8) serves as a resource, collaborates, and
provides technical assistance in applying research and evaluation
results and techniques to the ongoing assessment and improvement of
violence prevention and control programs; (9) uses research findings to
develop new strategies, policies, and interventions or improve the
impact of existing strategies, policies, and interventions to prevent
and reduce violent behavior, its risk factors, and its consequences,
and; (10) in carrying out the above functions, collaborates with other
components within NCIPC, CDC, PHS, and HHS and other federal agencies,
national professional, voluntary and philanthropic organizations, and
international agencies.
     Prevention Practices and Translation Branch (CUHCD). (1)
Provides leadership and support in public health practice and the
application of science for maximal benefit of violence prevention
programmatic efforts; (2) plans, directs, conducts, and supports
program evaluation of strategies, policies, and interventions to
prevent violent behavior and violence-related injuries and deaths; (3)
monitors and evaluates violence prevention programs and policies, and
disseminates findings to promote program accountability and program
improvement; (4) promotes an enhanced and sustained infrastructure for
a public health approach to violence prevention at state, local, and
tribal levels; (5) generates and moves practice based knowledge into
program practice and research fields; (6) develops and evaluates
methodologies for conducting program evaluation; (7) identifies
findings, lessons learned, and evidence from the field and collaborates
with internal and external partners to inform research, surveillance,
and program evaluation that builds the evidence base for effective
violence prevention; (8) provides support, training, and technical
assistance that applies sound prevention principles and systematic
processes to enhance public health practice, including program
development, implementation, improvement, and competence of personnel
engaged in violence prevention and control research practices; (9)
applies the best available evidence from translational science and
continuous quality improvement to help communities select, adopt,
adapt, implement, disseminate, sustain, and scale up programs,
strategies, and activities that will lead to successful violence
prevention outcomes; (10) works to reduce violence by supporting state
and local violence prevention and control programs and promote the
dissemination and application of science into program practice in the
violence prevention field; (11) synthesizes and translates relevant
research, evaluation findings, evidence, and trends and assures that
communication and marketing technologies are applied to the development
of practical tools, products, trainings, and guidance that enhances
violence prevention programs, strategies, and activities; (12)
communicates internally and externally the important work and progress
of the staff, grantees, and partners; (13) plans, conducts, supports,
and evaluates demonstration projects and programs to prevent and
control violence; (14) proposes goals and objectives for national
violence prevention and control programs, monitors progress toward
these goals and objectives, and recommends and develops guidelines for
priority prevention and control activities; (15) provides national
leadership and guidance in violence prevention and control program
planning, development, and evaluation; (16) develops and manages
liaison and collaborative relationships with professional, community,
international, federal, and other voluntary agencies involved in
violence prevention activities, and; (17) in carrying out the above
functions, provides leadership and collaborates with other divisions
and offices in NCIPC, other CIOs throughout CDC, and federal, state,
local, non-governmental, voluntary, professional, and international
organizations in all aspects of public health practice as it relates to
violence prevention.
     Field Epidemiology and Prevention Branch (CUHCE). (1)
Conducts international surveillance and surveys to identify new and to
monitor recognized forms of violence associated risk factors and
consequences, analyzes incidence and prevalence data, and monitors
trends in violence and its trajectory across the lifespan; (2)
synthesizes and translates relevant research, evaluation findings,
evidence,
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and trends, and assures that communication and marketing technologies
are applied to the development of practical tools, products, trainings,
and guidance that enhance international violence prevention programs,
strategies, and activities; (3) uses research findings to develop new
strategies, policies, and interventions or to improve the impact of
existing strategies, policies, and interventions to prevent and reduce
violent behavior, its risk factors, and its consequences
internationally; (4) serves as a resource, collaborates, and provides
technical assistance in applying research and evaluation results and
techniques to the ongoing assessment and improvement of violence
prevention and control programs; (5) provides information on violence
surveillance to the scientific community and the general public through
regular publication in peer-reviewed journals and CDC publications as
well as through presentations to professional conferences and other
stakeholder groups; (6) disseminates scientific findings, evidence-
based prevention strategies, and violence prevention guidelines through
publication of research findings in professional journals and
government reports, through participation in national and international
meetings, seminars, and conferences, and through the development of
communication initiatives; (7) establishes and sustains partnerships
with other CDC CIOs and other international federal and non-government
partners to improve the health and safety of youth by linking
systematic measurement of violence with multi-sectoral, effective,
scalable, and sustainable actions to reduce violence and its
consequences; (8) leverages and applies science-based information to
help organizations and government agencies to develop, evaluate, and
improve programs and strategies to prevent violence-related injuries,
health problems, and deaths; (9) provides expert consultation and
technical assistance, consultation, training, and epidemiological,
statistical, and other technical services to assist international and
local health entities in the planning, implementation, application,
evaluation, and overall improvement of violence monitoring and violence
prevention programming, and; (10) in carrying out the above functions,
collaborates with other divisions of NCIPC, CIOs, HHS agencies, other
federal, state, and local departments and agencies, academic
institutions, and voluntary, private sector, and international
organizations, as appropriate on all aspects of violence surveillance.
     Division of Injury Prevention (CUHF). (1) Integrates
injury prevention strategies with healthcare delivery; (2) develops and
disseminates policies, recommendations, and guidelines for the
prevention of injury and its consequences; (3) develops and implements
evidence-based public health practices, policies, or programs that
prevent or reduce unintentional and self-directed injuries; (4)
identifies findings, lessons learned, and potential best practices from
the field and collaborates with internal and external partners to
conduct scientific investigations to examine the context, processes,
and factors that influence the risk of injuries and successful
implementation of prevention strategies; (5) plans, establishes, and
maintains surveillance systems to monitor national trends in morbidity,
mortality, disabilities, and cost of injuries and facilitates the
development of surveillance systems by state and local agencies; (6)
produces and disseminates new scientific knowledge to inform policies,
practice, and programs in the injury field; (7) supports the
development and enhancement of state, local, territorial, and tribal
injury prevention programs that integrate evidence-based population
health strategies, surveillance, and evaluation in collaboration with
other public health and non-public health sectors to promote injury
control and prevention; (8) provides expertise in statistics, computer
programming, data science, economics, public health practice,
surveillance, evaluation, and research to engage NCIPC and the injury
prevention community; (9) leads translation and dissemination of injury
prevention and control research findings and injury data to federal,
state, local, territorial, and tribal public health agencies, and
public and private sector organizations with responsibilities and
interests related to injury prevention; (10) supports the development
and enhancement of public health infrastructure for injury prevention
at federal, state, local, and tribal levels through funding, workforce
training, and outreach, and; (11) leads innovative data science
activities to address injury data and information needs and inform
research and prevention activities.
     Office of the Director (CUHF1). (1) Plans, directs,
coordinates, and evaluates the activities of the division; (2) provides
administrative, fiscal, and technical support for division programs and
units; (3) leads division strategic planning and priority setting;
oversees overall program performance, ensures scientific quality of
activities, and implements operational policies to advance the center
and agency mission; (4) collaborates with subject matter experts,
program, and policy staff to develop strategic communication plans that
meet agency, enter, and division priorities; (5) develops, implements,
and evaluates communication strategies, campaigns, and materials to
disseminate data and scientific findings, evidence-based prevention
strategies, priority recommendations, programmatic successes, and
guidelines through traditional and emerging communication channels; (6)
develops and manages collaborative relationships with professional,
community, international, governmental, and other non-governmental
agencies, and tribal nations to advance injury prevention and control;
(7) coordinates with the NCIPC Office of Policy and Partnerships to
identify and proactively manage emerging policy issues; (8) advises
division staff on policy issues and coordinates with staff to prepare
briefing materials; (9) collaborates with other NCIPC divisions and
offices and other CIOs throughout CDC to effectively partner on
critical injury prevention programs; (10) prepares and monitors
clearance of manuscripts for publication in scientific and technical
journals and publications, including articles and guidelines published
in the MMWR and other publications for the public; (11) prepares,
tracks, and coordinates responses to all inquiries from Congress, the
public, and HHS, and; (12) provides leadership for the development of
research to inform policies, practice, and programs in the injury
field.
     Applied Science Branch (CUHFB). (1) Plans and directs
strategies to collect, analyze, and interpret scientific findings from
surveillance, behavioral, and epidemiologic research activities for use
in evaluating trends, setting priorities, and developing intervention
strategies for injuries; (2) plans, directs, conducts, and supports
research to assess environmental, social, behavioral, and other risk
and protective factors and to develop and evaluate intervention
activities to prevent and control injuries; (3) leads and coordinates a
national program for the prevention and control of non-occupational
injuries that occur at home and in the community in collaboration with
federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal agencies, and public and
private sector organizations; (4) provides leadership, research, and
expert consultation to federal, state, local, territorial, tribal, and
non-
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governmental partners in addressing unintentional and self-directed
injuries; (5) plans, directs, and supports epidemiological analysis,
applied research, and demonstration projects to advance the integration
of injury prevention strategies with healthcare delivery; (6) provides
technical assistance to local, state, territorial, and tribal agencies
to advance the integration of surveillance and injury prevention
strategies with healthcare delivery; (7) develops guidelines to reduce
or mitigate the impact of injury as appropriate, and; (8) disseminates
scientific findings, evidence-based prevention strategies, and injury
prevention guidelines by publishing research findings in professional
journals and government reports, participating in national and
international meetings, seminars, and conferences, and developing
communication initiatives.
     Program Implementation and Evaluation Branch (CUHFC). (1)
Coordinates and conducts research to examine the context, processes,
and factors that influence effective and efficient adoption,
implementation, dissemination, and sustainability of injury prevention
strategies, policies, and interventions; (2) provides technical
assistance in applying research and evaluation to the ongoing
assessment and improvement of injury prevention and control programs;
(3) supports training and outreach to increase the number and
competence of personnel engaged in injury prevention and control
research and practices; (4) works with local, state, territorial, and
tribal public health programs to advance the use of surveillance,
effective injury prevention strategies, and ongoing quality improvement
activities for program planning and implementation to decrease the
burden of injury; (5) collaborates with internal and external partners
to disseminate effective injury prevention strategies; (6) develops and
evaluates methodologies for conducting program evaluation; (7) works to
generate practice-informed research and synthesize research findings
for program application; (8) monitors and evaluates programs and
policies and disseminates findings to promote program accountability
and program improvement; (9) promotes an enhanced and sustained
infrastructure for a public health approach to injury and violence
prevention at state, local, territorial and tribal levels, and; (10)
translates relevant research, evaluation findings, and other evidence
into practical tools, products, and guidance that enhances injury
prevention programs, strategies, and activities.
     Data Analytics Branch (CUHFD). (1) Plans, establishes, and
maintains surveillance systems to monitor national and state-level
trends in morbidity, mortality, disabilities, and costs of injuries;
(2) analyzes and translates data into information that is disseminated
to stakeholders for program planning, evaluation, and decision-making;
(3) collaborates with and advises other divisions/offices in NCIPC, CDC
CIOs, and external partners on traditional and emerging statistical,
economic, surveillance, and data science methods; (4) collaborates with
the NCIPC Office of Strategy and Innovation and the Office of
Informatics, NCIPC divisions, and other CDC CIOs to increase
efficiencies in collection, management, and usability of injury and
violence data; (5) develops, maintains, and disseminates tabulations
and maps from national, state, and local data on injury morbidity,
mortality, economic costs, and risk and protective factors through
CDC's WISQARSTM (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and
Reporting system) and other NCIPC online tools; (6) develops,
evaluates, and implements innovative statistical, economic, policy
research, computer programming, and data science methods for
application to injury surveillance, research studies, and program
planning, and evaluation; (7) leads and collaborates with other
scientists on epidemiologic studies and statistical and economic
analyses and provides technical advice in the areas of study design,
sampling, and the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation
of injury and economic data; (8) produces high quality statistical,
economic, and policy reports, publications, and presentations for
dissemination, and; (9) leads and coordinates with the NCIPC Office of
the Director and other divisions on innovative pilot projects and
scaling up promising strategies to utilize non-traditional datasets and
novel methods for data collection and analysis in public health.
     Division of Overdose Prevention (CUHG). (1) Plans,
establishes, evaluates, uses, and collaborates on surveillance systems
to monitor local, state, and national trends in morbidity, mortality,
risk and protective factors, and costs related to drug use and overdose
and evaluates the effectiveness of prevention strategies; (2) plans,
directs, conducts, and supports research focused on the causes, risks,
and protective factors associated with drug use and overdose and
identifies strategies at the federal, state, and local level, as well
as in health systems, to prevent drug use and overdose; (3) evaluates
the effectiveness, costs, and impact of drug use and overdose-related
interventions, strategies, policies, and programs as practiced or
implemented by public health agencies and organizations at the federal,
state, territorial, and local levels, including health systems and by
law enforcement/public safety; (4) identifies, develops, evaluates, and
implements programs and informs policies or guidelines to prevent drug
use and overdose; (5) facilitates the translation, dissemination, and
sustainability of practice- and research-tested findings into
widespread local, state, and national public health and health system
practice to prevent drug use and overdose; (6) provides technical
assistance, consultation, training, and capacity building to federal,
state, and local agencies, non-profit and international organizations,
professional associations, and medical providers to prevent drug use
and overdoses; (7) establishes and maintains relationships across HHS,
CDC, NCIPC and its partners, including state, territorial, and local
public health agencies, other federal agencies, the healthcare sector,
professional organizations, and other constituents, including academic
institutions and international organizations, that address drug use and
overdose prevention, and; (8) develops or is actively involved in the
development of drug use and overdose prevention educational materials,
training courses, tools, and other communication materials, as
appropriate, based on identified needs of stakeholders.
     Office of the Director (CUHG1). (1) Plans, directs, and
evaluates the activities of the division; (2) provides cross-cutting
leadership and guidance in policy formation and program planning,
development, implementation and evaluation for drug use and overdose
prevention; (3) provides over-arching personnel, operational,
administrative, fiscal, and technical support for division programs and
units; (4) assures multi-disciplinary collaboration in drug use and
overdose prevention activities; (5) provides leadership for developing
research in etiologic, epidemiologic, and behavioral aspects of drug
use and overdose prevention, and for coordinating division activities
with others involved in related-work across NCIPC, CDC, HHS, and other
stakeholders; (6) prepares, edits, and monitors policy review and
general clearance of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed
scientific and technical journals, including articles
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and guidelines published in the MMWR, as well as communication products
for a variety of audiences; (7) prepares, tracks, and coordinates
controlled and general correspondence; (8) prepares responses and
coordinates provision of materials requested by center and agency
leadership, Congress, and HHS; (9) Plans, develops, conducts, and
evaluates cross-cutting communication projects and campaigns to inform
the media, health professionals, the public, and others about drug use
and overdose prevention; (10) provides media, communication, and
marketing support to the division; (11) serves as primary liaison
between the division and relevant NCIPC Office of the Director, in the
areas of communication, policy/partnership, science, administration/
operations, informatics, and strategy/innovation; (12) designs,
develops, and coordinates the publication of print and audiovisual
materials such as fact sheets, newsletters, speeches and presentations,
exhibits, social media messages, press releases, media advisories, and
educational videos; (13) develops and evaluates messages, materials and
health communication products to promote and disseminate scientific
findings, evidence-based prevention strategies, priority
recommendations, and guidelines through various platforms; (14)
coordinates with NCIPC Office of Communication to execute and support
NCIPC- and CDC-wide communication initiatives and policies related to
overdose prevention; (15) coordinates with NCIPC Office of Policy and
Partnerships to execute and support NCIPC- and CDC-wide policy and
partner related initiatives related to overdose prevention; (16)
collaborates with the Extramural Research Program Office on extramural
research, policies, and procedures including peer review; (17)
implements policies and procedures related to human subjects research
protections, paperwork reduction act regulations, federal advisory
committee act regulations, data sharing policies, and scientific
authorship and misconduct; (18) supports scientific training
opportunities, including the EIS training program, and; (19)
collaborates, as appropriate, with non-governmental organizations,
academic institutions, philanthropic foundations, and other
stakeholders to achieve the mission of the division.
     Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch (CUHGB). (1) Plans,
establishes, and evaluates surveillance systems to monitor national,
state, and local trends in morbidity, mortality, and costs related to
drug use and overdose; (2) develops and implements uniform definitions
for public health surveillance of various overdose outcomes; (3)
prepares routine surveillance reports of national, state, and local
trends in drug use and overdose risk factors, behaviors, outcomes, and
disparities, which includes the mapping of geographic variations; (4)
uses surveillance systems to monitor overdoses and poisonings to create
incidence rates to inform prevention programs and provide data for
planning in the community and in health systems; (5) develops, designs,
implements, and evaluates innovative surveillance strategies or systems
that address gaps in existing CDC surveillance systems in collaboration
with colleagues in NCIPC and other CIOs for application to overdose
surveillance, epidemiologic studies, program evaluation, and
programmatic activities; (6) plans and directs strategies to collect,
analyze, and interpret scientific findings from surveillance,
behavioral, and epidemiologic research activities for use in evaluating
trends, setting priorities, and developing intervention strategies for
overdose prevention; (7) prepares epidemiologic and scientific papers
for publication in the peer-reviewed literature and for presentation at
scientific and professional conferences; (8) proposes and serves as
technical advisors and project officers for epidemiologic activities
with state and local entities; (9) plans and conducts research projects
that fill gaps in surveillance and investigates emerging and novel drug
overdose threats, including toxicology; (10) serves as scientific and
technical experts in drug overdose epidemiology and surveillance
methodology to state and local health departments and to advisory
groups at the national/international level; (11) supports training to
increase the number and competence of personnel engaged in overdose
epidemiology and surveillance, and; (12) prepares and produces high
quality reports, publications, and other material for information
presentation and dissemination by NCIPC staff to a wide-variety of
stakeholders.
     Health Systems and Research Branch (CUHGC). (1) Supports
evaluation, applied research, and demonstration projects to determine
the effectiveness of an intervention, improve the effectiveness of
healthcare systems, and to support the understanding of how health
systems can best be integrated with public health prevention efforts to
reduce or mitigate the impact of overdoses and related harms; (2)
develops, implements, evaluates, and translates clinical guidelines and
other materials for clinicians and health systems to reduce or mitigate
the impact of overdoses and related harms; (3) collaborates with state,
territorial, and local health departments to integrate applied research
and evaluation findings, as well as quality improvement initiatives
within health systems; (4) provides expert consultation to federal,
state, local, and international health agencies on applied research,
evaluation, and health system implementation strategies; (5) provides
scientific technical assistance to health systems, states, and
localities to increase their capacity to develop, implement, and
evaluate system-level overdose prevention programs; (6) develops,
implements, and evaluates tools and resources for use in electronic
health records and health IT systems to address overdoses and helps
support data integration across data systems; (7) contributes to the
research literature, by publishing regularly in peer-reviewed journals
and CDC-sponsored publications on topics that include, but are not
limited to, programmatic, evaluation, health systems, or community
based strategies, and; (8) supports dissemination of research,
evaluation, translation, and program implementation to federal, state,
and local health agencies, public and private sector organizations, and
other national and international groups with responsibilities and
interests related to overdose prevention.
     Prevention Programs and Evaluation Branch (CUHGD). (1)
Provides programmatic leadership and support for drug use and overdose
prevention activities in states, territories, and local jurisdictions;
(2) provides technical assistance and project officer support to
grantees on implementation of evidence- and practice-based
interventions with the greatest reach and impact in states,
territories, and local jurisdictions, including sustaining and scaling
up programs, strategies, and activities over time in collaboration with
public safety/law enforcement and other stakeholders; (3) generates and
promotes adaptation and adoption of novel evidence-based strategies to
prevent drug use and overdose, including addressing vulnerable
populations; (4) leverages epidemiology and surveillance data about
drug overdose morbidity, mortality, and risk and protective factors to
inform, tailor, and evolve
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prevention strategies across the life course; (5) monitors and
evaluates the outcomes of division investments in states, territories,
and local jurisdictions using rigorous evaluation methods and widely
disseminates findings to improve programmatic activities; (6) publishes
the findings of programmatic evaluations in the peer-reviewed
literature and other reports and participate in scientific and
professional conferences; (7) serves as a resource, collaborates, and
provides comprehensive technical assistance and training to states,
territories, local jurisdictions and other partners to reduce drug use
and overdose; (8) synthesizes relevant research, evaluation findings,
evidence, and trends to develop practical guidance and resources that
enhance overdose prevention programs, strategies, and activities; (9)
uses research findings to develop new strategies, policies, and
interventions or to improve the impact of existing strategies,
policies, and interventions to prevent and reduce overdose, its risk
factors, and its consequences; (10) collaborates with state,
territorial, and local jurisdictions, public safety/law enforcement,
and other partners to use data to drive decision-making and action,
and; (11) provides direct support to states, territories, and local
jurisdictions to prevent drug use and overdose.
    IV. Delegations of Authority: All delegations and redelegations of
authority made to officials and employees of affected organizational
components will continue in them or their successors pending further
redelegation, provided they are consistent with this reorganization.
(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3101)
Alex M. Azar II,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-15169 Filed 7-16-19; 8:45 am]
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