Health Promotion and Communication Team

The lead health communication unit for domestic and global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related disease in CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

Mission: Providing clear, useful information on the many uses of water, WASH-related illnesses, and specific ways to stay healthy to the public and professionals in water-related roles.

The Health Promotion and Communication Team provides strategic communications expertise in the development and dissemination of information and materials for a variety of audiences. The team works with all Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch teams and WASH-related groups across CDC to create and share health promotion materials, education and training tools, and scientific information and data in various formats. In addition to educating and informing the public, the team also provides information and materials to state and local health departments, Ministries of Health, clinicians, researchers, industry groups, and other domestic and global partners.

Disease Threats and Global WASH Killers

Brochure on the global burden of diarrhea, which is often linked to unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene