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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Image of CDC logo The Mission of Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Working to protect the American population from threats of disease and illness that may plaque them and create major health concerns.

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

The CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.