CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is a leader in efforts to reduce preventable cancers and improve the health of cancer survivors. The division collects data on all cancer cases in the United States and works with national organizations and state and local health agencies to help Americans lower their cancer risk by increasing the use of effective cancer prevention programs and screening tests.
CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation supports public health programs and national organizations that identify people with prediabetes, prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications, and improve the health of all people with diabetes. These programs have helped millions of Americans reduce their risk of diabetes or prevent life-threatening complications if they already have the disease.
The Division of Oral Health provides leadership to improve the nation’s oral health by promoting effective interventions—dental sealants and water fluoridation—and improving care coordination with other chronic diseases and routine medical care. The division supports local, state, and national oral health programs with funding, technical assistance and training; and conducts surveillance, evaluation, and research to monitor disease burden and risk factors. The division guides infection prevention and control practices in dental settings by promoting adherence to guidelines and safe practices; and manages a residency program to develop the dental public health workforce through specialized training.
CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health addresses issues related to reproductive health, maternal health, and infant health. For over 50 years, CDC has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, and families through research, public health monitoring, scientific assistance, and partnerships.
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health is the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control. OSH partners with states, territories, tribes and national organizations to protect kids and help smokers quit. These efforts have saved lives and money by preventing and reducing tobacco use – the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.
CDC’s diabetes; heart disease and stroke prevention; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; and school health programs support chronic disease prevention nationwide through the State Public Health Actions program. State Public Health Actions focuses on healthy environments in workplaces, schools, early childhood education facilities, and in the community. All 50 states and the District of Columbia receive funds to work with health systems and communities to reduce complications from multiple chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
State and Local Public Health Actions, financed by the Prevention and Public Health Fund of the Affordable Care Act, intensifies work in state and large city health departments to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and reduce health disparities through community and health system interventions. Activities complement but do not duplicate those funded by State Public Health Actions (DP13-1305).
CDC supports public health approaches to improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. NCCDPHP’s largest investment to improve health among American Indians and Alaska Natives is the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country program. The center makes additional investments to prevent and control cancer, commercial tobacco use, and build public health capacity and infrastructure in Indian Country.