Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading, national public health institute of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. It especially focuses its attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens.

According to the CDC, 
  • Detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats
  • Tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability for Americans
  • Putting science and advanced technology into action to prevent disease
  • Promoting healthy and safe behaviors, communities and environment
  • Developing leaders and training the public health workforce, including disease detectives
  • Taking the health pulse of our nation

The CDC also conducts research and provides information on non-infectious diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, and is a founding member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.

The CDC has been noted for the breadth of its resources and information provided to the American citizen during the 2019-20 Coronavirus Pandemic. More can be seen at this link. Attached is an image of a CDC director warning in April 2020 urging preparation in the event a second wave of coronavirus in the winter turns out harsher than anticipated.


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Photograph - Alex Brandon


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Logo - CDC
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Logo - CDC Photograph - Alex Brandon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC - Logo AP - Photograph, 2006 - Logo 2020 April - Photograph

Cite As

Logo - CDC Photograph - Alex Brandon, “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022,