Why the Work Matters
DGMH safeguards the health of Americans by preventing the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases in the United States.
DGMH focuses on globally mobile populations. These are people who travel internationally, including immigrants and refugees, travelers and ex-pats, and binational populations (those living on international borders who regularly travel between two countries).
To protect U.S. communities, DGMH analyzes
HOW, WHY, AND WHERE
people travel internationally
DGMH provides travelers with up-to-date health information.
DGMH ensures people moving to the United States are healthy by providing guidelines for medical screening and treatment.
DGMH evaluates sick travelers arriving in the US, alerts other passengers about potential exposures, and informs them of prevention measures.
DGMH partners with health departments, border patrol agents, clinicians, and communities to keep globally mobile populations healthy.
CUSTOMS & BORDER PATROL AGENTS
Around the world, DGMH works behind the scenes to prevent the spread of infectious disease. If a public health emergency develops, DGMH is ready for a rapid and coordinated response.
DGMH prevents the spread of disease, keeping America and our world healthy.