The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. View CDC's Official Mission Statements/Organizational Charts to learn more about CDC′s organizational structure.
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
Center, Institute and Offices
CDC's Center, Institute, and Offices (CIOs) allow the agency to be more responsive and effective when dealing with public health concerns. Each group implements CDC′s response in their areas of expertise, while also providing intra-agency support and resource-sharing for cross-cutting issues and specific health threats. The CIOs are:
- CDC Washington Office
- Center for Global Health
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
- Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
- Office of Infectious Diseases
- Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
- Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health
- Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
- Office of Public Health Science Services
- Office of the Associate Director for Communication
- Office of the Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety***
- Office of the Associate Director for Policy
- Office of the Associate Director for Science
- Office of the Chief of Staff
- Office of the Chief Operating Officer
- Page last reviewed: July 24, 2015
- Page last updated: July 24, 2015
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