Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The US agency charged with tracking and investigating public health trends. The stated mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commonly called the CDC, is "To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability." A part of the U.S. Public Health Services (PHS) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the CDC is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2000, the CDC had approximately 7,800 employees in 170 occupations. They were working in: {{}}CDC facilities in the US in: {{}}Anchorage, Alaska Atlanta Cincinnati, Ohio Fort Collins, Colorado Morgantown, West Virginia Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Research Triangle Park, North Carolina San Juan, Puerto Rico Spokane, Washington and The Washington, D.C. area Other countries Quarantine offices and State and local health agencies. The CDC publishes key health information including weekly data on all deaths and diseases reported in the United States ("Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report") and travelers’ health advisories.
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The federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, which encompasses the Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Health Promotion and Education, Center for Prevention Services, Center for Professional Development and Training, and Center for Occupational Safety and Health. Formerly named Center for Disease Control (1970), Communicable Disease Center (1946).

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(CDC) an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, concerned with all phases of control of communicable, vector-borne, and occupational diseases and with the prevention of disease, injury, and disability. The CDC's responsibilities include epidemiology, surveillance, detection, laboratory science, ecologic investigations, training, disease control methods, chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and injury prevention and control. Formerly called Communicable Disease Center (1946), Center for Disease Control (1970), and Centers for Disease Control (1980).

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