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Q: I have a media request outside business hours. What should I do?

A: For urgent media requests outside of our normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding federal holidays), call 404-639-2888 for instructions. The on-call press officer will be able to assist you. For non-urgent requests, e-mail, and we will respond on the next business day.

Q: Why is it necessary to go through a press officer when I want to talk with a CDC expert?

A: Press officers are here to make sure your questions get answered by the best spokesperson for your story, within your deadline. CDC experts are working scientists, and may not be available for interviews at all times. A press officer can help you find the best expert or spokesperson to answer your questions.

Q: Where can I get images for my story or publication?

A: The Newsroom Image Library contains the most commonly asked-for photos and images. CDC′s Public Health Image Library (PHIL) contains many more high resolution pictures, graphs, and illustrations. Most of these images are in the public domain.

Q: Are CDC materials on the web copyrighted?

A: CDC materials available on the web site are in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions) unless otherwise noted. The CDC logo is NOT in the public domain, and may not be used without a trademark licensing agreement.

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Q: Can I use the CDC logo in my publication?

A: The CDC logo is NOT in the public domain. It is a trademarked image, and may not be used by non-CDC parties without a trademark licensing agreement.

Q: How can I obtain CDC Public Service Announcements and/or B-roll to use for my production?

A: Send an e-mail with your name, organization, contact information, and video content requested to, and we will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Q: I am not a reporter, but I would like to speak with someone about a disease or health issue. What number should I call?

A: Call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). Press 1 for general health information, and you will be connected to an operator who can answer your questions, or direct you further. Or, visit the Contact CDC page to find additional contact information.

Q: How do I get contact information for a specific person at CDC?

A: Call Directory Services, at (404) 639-3311.

Q: How do I sell advertising space or donate public service announcement space to CDC?

A: CDC does not regularly purchase advertising space. However, if you have space to donate for a public service announcement, please contact media relations at (404) 639-3286.

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Q: Are CDC facilities open to the public?

A: CDC′s Global Health Odyssey Museum is open to the public. CDC does not provide public tours of its laboratories or other facilities.

Q: How can my organization get someone from CDC to speak at our event?

A: Contact the Speakers′ Bureau at (404) 639-7796, or visit their website to complete the Speaker Request Form.

Q: My organization would like to create a partnership with CDC. Whom should I contact?

A: For information on CDC Partnerships, visit To discuss potential partnerships with CDC, e.g., a public health communications campaign, call the Division of Partnerships and Strategic Alliances at (404) 639-1100.

Q: My company′s goods and services may benefit CDC. Whom should I contact about a potential business relationship?

A: As part of the federal government, CDC must follow established rules and regulations when it comes to purchasing goods and services. Information on this process is on the FedBizOpps Web site.

Q: How can my organization apply for a grant or funding from CDC?

A: Information on CDC funding opportunities is available on the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) Web site.

Q: Where can I find CDC job listings and information on careers?

A: For federal job listings and information go to General information about CDC employment is available on our website at

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  • Page last updated: July 1, 2008
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