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Notice to Readers: CDC Announces Landmark Reorganization

As the world copes with 21st-century health threats such as terrorism, avian influenza, and the unrelenting stresses of modern life, CDC has taken a landmark step in its readiness to confront these challenges. After notification by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on April 5, 2005, the U.S. Congress officially accepted CDC's plans for internal restructuring, making it official on April 21. These proposed changes will enable CDC to pursue its mission in preparing for new and unpredictable health threats and protecting the health and quality of life of all U.S. residents throughout their lives.

CDC is also changing to keep up with more complex health concerns such as childhood asthma, AIDS, catastrophic natural disasters, and a barrage of global health threats. During its most recent major transformation nearly 20 years ago, CDC had approximately 4,000 employees and a budget of $411 million. Today, its combined workforce of employees and contractors totals nearly 14,000, with a budget of approximately $8 billion. The agency is changing to meet 21st-century challenges such as new technology, complex information flow, and rising health-care costs. Change also includes modernizing its management and accountability to realize tangible savings that can go directly to science and programs that affect public health.

This modernization involves a new organizational structure, including a framework for four new coordinating centers that will help CDC scientists combine their expertise to solve public health problems, streamline the flow of information for leadership decision-making, and better leverage the expertise of CDC partners. CDC has also added two new centers to focus on health informatics and health marketing, which are vital in translating scientific data into usable information and health messages that help U.S. residents make sound health decisions. Additional information about the reorganization of CDC is available at http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media.
 

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Date last reviewed: 4/21/2005

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