In 2002, Congress provided resources for CDC to launch a national, multicultural, social marketing campaign to respond to the growing problem of childhood obesity. The campaign, VERB™ It's what you do, encouraged tweens, ages 9-13, to be more physically active.
Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum to view the work of Jim Gathany. For the past 30 years, Gathany has documented CDC's scientific achievements and history. A Lens on CDC celebrates Gathany's incredible contributions to CDC.
To fully protect Americans we must have the funds we need. It’s been more than 50 years since we’ve seen a birth defect linked to a virus – and never before have we seen this from a mosquito bite.
Steps To Improve Lab Safety
CDC laboratories routinely work with some of the most deadly germs in the world – identifying health threats and conducting vital public health research. CDC constantly develops and reviews extensive laboratory guidelines and procedures to protect both the public and laboratory workers.
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- Page last updated: July 26, 2016
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