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Mission & Vision

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 and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

CDC′s Vision for the 21st Century is “Health Protection…Health Equity

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Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., was appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) on July 3, 2002. » learn more

Address & Phone

1600 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
CDC Press Line: (404) 639-3286
CDC Info: 1-800-CDC-Info

Coordinating Centers

CDC is one of 13 operating components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the principle U.S. Government agency protecting the health and safety of Americans. The CDC is made up of seven major centers:

  1. Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP)
  2. Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service (CCHIS)
  3. Coordinating Center for Health Promotion (CoCHP)
  4. Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases (CCID)
  5. Coordinating Office for Global Health (COGH)
  6. Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (COTPER)
  7. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

State of CDC

CDC′s annual report: Go behind the scenes with the nation’s premier public health agency to explore the stories of health protection, cutting-edge research, and real-world disease investigation CDC conducts every day. » learn more

Year Founded

July 1, 1946. » learn more


Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Sites: Cincinnati, Ohio; Morgantown, West Virginia; Hyattsville, Maryland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Washington, DC; Spokane, Washington; Durham, North Carolina; and Fort Collins, Colorado

International Sites: 55 other countries including Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Nepal, Russia, Rwanda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. For the complete list of countries, see the Global Presence page under the Coordinating Office of Global Health.


CDC and ATSDR have more than 9,000 full-time, permanent staff; 118 part-time staff; and approximately 5,000 contract employees, totaling more than 14,000 employees.


CDC Fiscal Year 2008 Budget is $8.8 billion. » learn more

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  • Page last updated: October 21, 2008
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