Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Overview:The CDC has been dedicated to protecting Americans’ health and promoting their quality of life for over 70 years. The national organization works to control disease, injury, disability, and the spread of illness, while creating programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of disability or death. Today, the CDC is the nation’s premiere health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency.
The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from domestic and global health threats. As part of this mission, the organization tracks diseases, both novel and known, and uses scientific data to improve medical treatment and care. By tracking the most urgent health problems for Americans and using science and advanced technology to find solutions, the organization hopes to help every individual live a long, healthy, and productive life.
The CDC is committed to using their scientific knowledge to help the US become more prepared to fight epidemics and eliminate certain diseases. In addition, the organization has worked to improve the overall health of the public through initiatives that encourage Americans to stay active, eat a nutritious diet, and maintain a healthy weight.
- Location: 1600 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
- Primary Emphasis: CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury, disability and preparedness for new health threats.
- Link to website: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention