What is it?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health agency of the United States. The agency's primary goal is protecting public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and worldwide. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. It especially focuses 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. 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.
In their Health Topics section, you will be able to find credible information on A-Z subjects with relevance to a broad cross-section of CDC.gov’s audiences. The items are representative of popular topics, frequent inquiries, or have critical importance to CDC’s public health mission.