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Conferences & Events

Outbreak: Plagues that changed History
September 27 – January 30, 2009
Organized by the Global Health Odyssey Museum; come see Byrn Barnard’s images of the symptoms and paths of the world’s deadliest diseases – and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever.

Our History

CDC History

Our Story

CDC celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2006. Since day one (July 1, 1946), CDC has been a leader in Public Health. Explore CDC’s past and learn how our Health Protection Goals have become an integral part of our present and future plans to improve Public Health.
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Past CDC Directors/Administrators

Since 1942, CDC has had 15 Directors. Each CDC Director has made unique contributions to help CDC become the nation's premiere health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health.
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60th Anniversary

July 2006 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was founded as the Communicable Disease Center on July 1, 1946, in Atlanta Georgia.
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CDC’s main Atlanta campus features four new environmentally friendly buildings; including its new Headquarters building. Each new facility being built by CDC is designed to be environmentally friendly and to support the technology necessary for modern CDC science.
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CDC's Timeline

Commemorating over 60 years of CDC's contributions to public health.
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Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century.
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Page last updated: August 21, 2008
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