CDC and Health Security: Helping to Protect America's Jobs and Economy
WHAT’S AT STAKE?: CDC’s health security work helps protect America’s health, safety, and economy from the effects of disease outbreaks, regardless of where they start. Achieving global health security means identifying threats, stopping epidemics, and saving lives
People and industries across America can benefit from the work of CDC to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats globally.
Exports & Jobs
Public health emergencies, like Ebola, Zika, and influenza, can disrupt local, regional, and international markets, creating economic instability around the world. By stopping outbreaks at their source, CDC helps protect U.S. exports and jobs.
Top 5 Goods Export Categories
in goods exported from the U.S. in 2016
jobs supported by goods exported from the U.S. in 2016
companies exported goods from U.S. locations in 2015; 98% were small- or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Travel & Tourism
A disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere. CDC helps protect Americans from infectious diseases, whether they are exposed to them within their state or while traveling overseas.
Into the U.S.
spent by international visitors to the U.S. in 2016
overseas visitors to the U.S. in 2016
U.S. jobs supported by the travel and tourism industry in 2016, employing 1 out of 18 Americans
Out of the U.S.
passports issued in the U.S. in 2017
Americans traveled to overseas destinations in 2016
Fulbright Scholarships awarded to scholars, students, and teachers from the U.S. during the 2015–2016 school year
Americans traveled overseas as part of the Department of State’s educational and cultural exchange program during the 2015–2016 school year
American students enrolled in study abroad programs during the 2015–2016 school year
CDC helps protect the U.S. poultry industry by quickly identifying and controlling outbreaks of disease among animals that may threaten humans, no matter where they start around the globe.
broiler chickens produced in 2017, valued at $30.2 billion
eggs produced in 2017
impacts the U.S. poultry industry, like the H7N9 outbreak in 2017
Examples of Private Partner Collaboration
- Hosting Events
- Joint Planning
- Offering Expertise
- Sharing Resources
- Technical Exchange
CDC’s Global Health Protection Work
No matter what the threat, CDC and its partners around the globe are working to protect health and save lives. Our programs support countries through technical and financial assistance to contain outbreaks at their source.
CDC & America: The Bottom Line
CDC works 24/7 to protect Americans from countless dangerous disease threats around the world. CDC is the frontline responder, making sure outbreaks are contained overseas so they do not reach our shores.
Travel & Tourism