Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Who We Are
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is a component of the CDC.
The National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) is an organization under the Centers for Disease Control. NCID prevents illness, disability and death caused by infectious diseases in the United States and around the world.