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CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.


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African American History Month: Environmental Justice and Quality of Life
In 2014, we celebrated both the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 20th Anniversary of Executive Order 12898. Both were key events in African American and American history and set in motion action to improve the overall quality of life experienced by vulnerable populations.

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