Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. It especially focuses its attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens. In addition, the CDC researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases such as obesity and diabetes and is a founding member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.


CDC Investigation Update: Cyclosporiasis

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 19, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC investigation announcement of a multistate outbreak of cyclosporiasis linked to Del Monte Fresh Produce Vegetable Trays, U.S. 2018 can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/outbreaks/2018/a-062018/index.html Key points: CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and state and local public […]


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CDC Announcement: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

Media Statement For Immediate Release: June 15, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 CDC is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.  Read the investigation announcement: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/Mbandaka-06-18/index.html. Key Points: CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  […]


CDC: More obesity in U.S. rural counties than in urban counties

Media Statement Embargoed Until: Thursday, June 14, 2018Contact: Media Relations,(404) 639-3286 Adults living in non-metropolitan (rural) counties are still more likely to be obese than adults in metro (urban) counties, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in today’s MMWR. The findings, based on 2016 Behavioral […]


Half of mental health facilities and a third of substance abuse treatment facilities have smoke-free campuses

Press Release Embargoed Until: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ETContact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 About half of mental health (49%) and a third of substance abuse treatment facilities (35%) reported having smoke-free campuses in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, according to a new report from the Centers […]


Three CDC scientists named as 2018 Service to America Medal Finalists

Press Release For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 10, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 The Partnership for Public Service has announced its nominees for the 2018 Service to America Medals, known as the “Sammies.” CDC has three finalists for these prestigious public health awards that recognize the talents and achievements of federal employees. […]


CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers: Anti-smoking campaign launches seventh year – Media Advisory

Media Advisory For immediate release: Friday, April 20, 2018Contact: Media Relations(404) 639-3286 What CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign resumes for 25 weeks on April 23, 2018. The 15- and 30-second ads will air nationally on television, online, and in print advertisements. Markets that have higher rates of cigarette smoking will […]