National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) sometimes struggle to define the most critical next steps that will improve capacity for core public health functions and effective and efficient internal operations. To fill this gap, U.S. CDC and IANPHI, in consultation with a group of NPHI leaders from around the world, developed the Staged Development Tool (SDT). The tool helps NPHIs assess their current capacity and develop a roadmap for achieving a higher level of functioning.

The Staged Development Tool in Action        

updated sdt map

CDC and IANPHI's Staged Development Tool have helped transform our institution. We are striving to advance public health in Colombia by engaging with all the groups that depend on us for information.

Dr. Martha Lucía Ospina, INS Director