Our Impact

“Science, surveillance, and service. We bring it all together to protect Americans 24/7.”

Michael F. Iademarco, Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
Director, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Sciences Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

149 Epidemic Intelligence Service officers actively responded to public health threats within the U.S. and around the world

Released more than 400 scientific reports in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, including a year-long series dedicated to promoting the health of rural Americans

Ensured that the 260,000 U.S. clinical laboratories had access to training, guidance, and standards to support the 13 billion lab tests conducted each year-about 40 tests per year for every person living in the United States

Tracked 65% of emergency room visits nationwide within 48 hours, providing near real-time data on symptoms and emerging health threats including natural disasters

Trained public health workers, laboratorians, and healthcare workers worldwide through more than 372,000 hours of continuing education aimed at improving health

Page last reviewed: December 17, 2018