About CDC & the US Public Health System
10 Things Every Health Official Should Know Video
Watch this new video of CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, as he shares 10 things every health official should know.
To most effectively work together, it's important for public health professionals to understand how the public health system functions and operates.
- About CDC
Learn more about CDC's organizational structure and access factsheets and leadership bios.
Learn about the office formed specifically to support state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health agencies and check out some of Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Supports' programs, initiatives, and communication products.
- Public Health 101 PPT [3.15MB], PDF [1.57MB]
Learn about the components of the US public health system and how they work together to improve the nation's health. You may customize and use this presentation for your own informational and educational purposes.
Learn about CDC’s budget, grants and funding for STLTs, and public health system financing in general.
Health Agency Profiles
Use these profiles of national, state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies to increase your knowledge of the public health system.
- National Strategies
Check out this list of national health initiatives, strategies, action plans, and guidelines intended to inform, enhance, and guide public health efforts across the U.S.
See some of the work being done through cooperative agreements between OSTLTS and CDC partners to benefit STLT health agency staff.
Access legislation, regulations, policies, and other resources from CDC's policy-related offices and other national policy organizations..
- Public Health Law
Learn how CDC's Public Health Law Program works to improve the health by developing law-related tools and providing legal technical assistance to public health practitioners and policy makers in STLT jurisdictions.
- Tribal Support
Learn more about CDC's work as the primary link between the Department of Health and Human Services, CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and Tribal governments.