The ADC advises and provides guidance to the HHS Secretary and CDC Director to enable CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting public health through, preparedness, disease prevention and health promotion.
Guidance and information on COVID-19 including testing, COVID-19 vaccines, data, and more.
Racism as a Public Health Crisis
CDC’s work to lead our nation in addressing racism and health inequities.
Public Health Workforce
Resources to support efforts to develop, train, and sustain a strong public health workforce.
CDC is a unique agency with a unique mission: We work 24/7 to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world.
On July 1, 1946, the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) opened its doors. Its primary mission was simple yet highly challenging: prevent malaria from spreading across the nation. Today, CDC is recognized as the nation’s premiere health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency.