Frequently Asked Questions
- I have a media request outside business hours.
- Why is it necessary to go through a press officer when I want to talk with a CDC expert?
- Where can I get images for my story or publication?
- Are CDC materials on the web copyrighted?
- Can I use the CDC logo in my publication?
- How can I obtain CDC PSAs and/or B-roll to use for my production?
- I would like CDC to link to my website. What is your policy on linking to other websites?
- I am not a reporter, and I would like to speak with someone about a disease or health issue. What number should I call?
- How do I get contact information for a specific person at CDC?
- Are CDC facilities open to the public?
- How can my organization get someone from CDC to speak at our event?
- My organization would like to create a partnership with CDC. Whom should I contact?
- How do I sell advertising space or donate PSA space to CDC?
- My company’s goods and services may benefit CDC. Whom should I contact about a potential business relationship?
- How can my organization apply for a grant or funding from CDC?
- Where can I find CDC job listings and information on careers?
For urgent media requests outside of our normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding federal holidays), call 770-488-7100 for instructions. An on-call press officer will be able to assist you. For non-urgent requests, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond on the next business day.
Press officers are here to make sure your questions get answered by the best spokesperson for your story, within your deadline. CDC experts are working scientists and may not be available for interviews at all times. A press officer can help you find the best expert or spokesperson to answer your questions.
The Newsroom Image Library contains commonly asked-for photos and images. CDC’s Public Health Image Library (PHIL) contains many more high-resolution pictures, graphs, and illustrations. Most of these images are in the public domain.
CDC materials available on the web site are in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions) unless otherwise noted. The CDC logo is NOT in the public domain and may not be used without a trademark licensing agreement.
The CDC logo is NOT in the public domain. It is a trademarked image and may not be used by non-CDC parties without a trademark licensing agreement. If you are a partner and would like to enter into a trademark agreement with CDC, please contact the Office of Technology and Innovation via e-mail at email@example.com.
CDC b-roll is in the public domain. Permission is not required for use of public domain items. However, we do ask that you cite CDC as the source.
CDC does not engage in reciprocal linking, and typically only links to other government websites and websites created by CDC’s partners. CDC cannot endorse nor guarantee in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in non–governmental or non–partner website links. However, the CDC website is a public domain website, which means you may link to us at no cost and without special permission. For more information on CDC’s linking policy, click here.
Call CDC’s national contact center, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). Or, visit the Contact CDC page for additional information.
Call Directory Services at (404) 639-3311.
CDC’s David J. Sencer Museum is open to the public.
For information on CDC Partnerships, visit http://www.cdc.gov/Partners.
CDC does not regularly purchase advertising space. However, if you have space to donate for a public service announcement, please contact media relations at (404) 639-3286.
CDC general funding opportunities are listed https://www.cdc.gov/funding/resources/index.html. You can register with Federal Business Opportunities at https://www.fbo.gov/external icon to find out about federal contract work from all agencies.
In addition, CDC general funding opportunities are listed on the CDC Procurement and Grants Office webpage, www.cdc.gov/about/business/funding.htm. This would be a way to learn about CDC program requests for contracts. Lastly, you can register with Federal Business Opportunities at www.fedbizopps.govexternal icon to find out about federal contract work from all agencies.
Information on CDC funding opportunities is available at https://www.cdc.gov/funding/resources/index.html