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CDC Priorities

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Improve Health Security at Home and Around the World

CDC has a unique role protecting America's health security. Our scientists and public health experts are world leaders at responding to large-scale health emergencies such as natural disasters, pandemics, deliberate attacks, environmental catastrophes, and other health threats.

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Better Prevent the Leading Causes of Illness, Injury, Disability, and Death

CDC is dedicated to building a strong, efficient, and effective public health system in the U.S. that improves the health of Americans while lowering healthcare costs. This can be done by preventing heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, and other leading health threats.

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Strengthen Public Health–Healthcare Collaboration

A unique opportunity now exists to protect the health of Americans and empower people to live longer, more productive lives. CDC is leading the way to bring individual healthcare and community health together to save more lives and reduce costs.

 
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