Center for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the USA. CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. The Center conducts critical science and provides health information that protects the nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise. CDC’s role include: detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats; tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability; and putting science and advanced technology into action to prevent disease. It promotes healthy and safe behaviors, communities and environment. CDC also trains the public health workforce, including disease detectives.
CDC Facts link has a collection of articles and easy-to-read fact sheets that explain how CDC′s work protects you, your family, your friends and your community. The Facts include food safety, disease detectives, global health fact sheets, disease surveillance and monitoring; and contagious diseases and disasters. There are also related resource links like CDC Newsroom; CDC Speakers Bureau; CDC Timeline; and Gateway to Health communication.
CDC’s Health Alert Network (HAN) is CDC’s primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.