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Mission & Vision

CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

CDC's Vision for the 21st Century is "Health Protection…Health Equity"


Acting Director

Anne Schuchat, MD, is the Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).


Address & Phone

1600 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
CDC Press Line: (404) 639-3286
CDC Info: 1-800-CDC-INFO

Center, Institute and Offices

CDC's Center, Institute, and Offices (CIOs) allow the agency to be more responsive and effective when dealing with public health concerns. Each group implements CDC's response in their areas of expertise, while also providing intra-agency support and resource-sharing for cross-cutting issues and specific health threats.


Date Founded

July 1, 1946.



Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. Sites: Cincinnati, Ohio; Morgantown, West Virginia; Hyattsville, Maryland; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Washington, DC; Spokane, Washington; Durham, North Carolina; and Fort Collins, Colorado

At the heart of our highly capable and committed global health staff are the more than 280 assignees in 50-plus countries, including approximately 40 staff detailed to international organizations. They are supported by the expertise and efforts of approximately 1,500 locally employed staff, 100 contract staff, and 30 fellows working overseas and supplemented by hundreds of headquarters staff who travel overseas each year to provide temporary technical assistance and expertise.

Office of Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity

ODMEEO fosters an inclusive culture, both nationally and internationally, through equity, opportunity, and respect.


CDC and ATSDR have more than 9,000 full-time, permanent staff; 118 part-time staff; and approximately 5,000 contract employees, totaling more than 14,000 employees.


CDC′s Financial Management Office makes available online a number of budget documents providing details about our current appropriated budget and our budget request.