Linking to CDC.gov
Why Link to CDC.gov?
CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a public domain website, which means you may link to CDC.gov at no cost and without specific permission. CDC.gov provides direct access to important health and safety topics, scientific articles, data and statistics, tools and resources – and over 900 topics in the CDC.gov A-Z Index.
How to Link to CDC.gov
If you’d like to offer visitors to your website an easy link to official U.S. government information and services, we encourage you to add a text or graphic link to CDC. The CDC.gov linking graphic may be used only to link to the CDC.gov website. We ask that when you link to CDC.gov, you do it in an appropriate context and as a service to your web visitors.
Graphic Link to CDC.gov
Please visit the Buttons and Badges Gallery at our Social Media website for a number of buttons and badges created for CDC events and campaigns, as well as national public health activities. You can copy and paste the code to embed these buttons and badges in your websites, social media profiles, and blogs.
Text Link to Describe CDC.gov
If you use a text link to the CDC website, we suggest including a sentence or two to describe CDC.
- Short: CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Long: CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 60 countries.
Placement of a CDC.gov linking graphic or text link is to be used only as a marker to the CDC.gov home page. A link does not indicate any form of endorsement or approval from CDC, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Questions or Comments
If you have any questions about linking to CDC.gov, the use of the CDC.gov linking graphics, or want more information or promotional materials on CDC.gov, please contact us.