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What is the purpose of this Web site? is CDC's primary online communication channel. From August 2007–July 2008, there were 489 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. provides users with credible, reliable health information on:


  • Data and Statistics
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Emergencies and Disasters
  • Environmental Health
  • Healthy Living
  • Injury, Violence and Safety
  • Life Stages and Populations
  • Travelers' Health
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • And more…

Who is this Web site designed for? provides health and safety information to:


  • Individuals interested in health issues
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Researchers and Scientists
  • Partners
  • Policy Makers
  • Media
  • Businesses
  • Students and Educators


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Who manages this site?

CDC's National Center for Health Marketing, Coordinating Center for Health Information and Service, has been responsible for leading, managing, and improving



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What are the technical requirements for this Web site?

The site has been tested to display and function similarly on the following browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6.0+, Netscape 8.0+, Opera 9.0+, Firefox 2.0+
  • Mac OS X: Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.0+
  • Linux: Firefox 2+, Konqueror

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Page last reviewed: January 8, 2009
Page last updated: January 8, 2009
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Page maintained by: National Center for Health Marketing
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