From the food you eat, to the air you breathe, to staying safe wherever you are, CDC′s mission touches all aspects of daily life. CDC researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, economists, communicators, educators, technologists, epidemiologists and many other professionals all contribute their expertise to improving public health. The fact sheets below tell the story.
Below you′ll find a collection of articles and easy-to-read fact sheets that explain how CDC′s work protects you, your family, your friends and your community.
CDC is the U.S. health protection agency, defending the U.S. and the world from threats, whether these are chronic or acute, manmade or natural, human error or deliberate attack.
CDC strengthens America′s public health systems at the local, state, and national levels to respond to all hazards.
CDC coordinates local, national, international, and private sector responders to handle emergencies around the globe.