Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The head of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention lays out a plan to make the agency more practical and accountable. CDC Director Doctor Rochelle Walensky laid out the plan today after an external review found shortcomings to its COVID-19 response.

Walensky appointed Mary Wakefield to lead the plan. She is a former Deputy Health Secretary in the Obama administration.

The plan is focused on creating an environment that stresses accountability, communication and timeliness, as well as a better-trained work force and an emphasis on rewarding action over publication.

Walensky says some changes are already taking place, but it will take time to see the full effect of the changes across the agency.