A National Public Health Framework for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Humans
Americans are at an increasing risk of vector-borne diseases, and the United States is not adequately prepared to respond to these threats.
A Coordinated Approach
To address the growing threat to public health, CDC, five federal departments, and the Environmental Protection Agency developed a joint National Public Health Framework for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Humans.
- Vision: A nation where vector-borne diseases no longer threaten human health and well-being.
- Mission: Protect people from illness, suffering, and death due to vector-borne diseases.
- Better understand when, where, and how people are exposed to and get sick or die from vector-borne diseases
- Develop, evaluate, and improve tools and guidance for the diagnosis and detection of vector-borne diseases
- Develop, evaluate, and improve tools and guidance for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases
- Develop and assess drugs and treatment strategies for vector-borne diseases
- Disseminate and support the implementation of effective public health and vector control products, tools, and programs to prevent, detect, diagnose, and respond to vector-borne disease threats
The National Framework details the strategic priorities of the federal government that will lay a framework for critical vector-borne disease prevention and control activities. However, the federal government cannot address the complex challenges presented by vector-borne diseases alone.
To successfully prevent and control vector-borne diseases in humans, a multidisciplinary set of stakeholders must be engaged, activated, and resourced. The stakeholders include the federal government; state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments; vector control agencies; healthcare providers; academic and industry partners; policy and decision-makers, including Congress and elected community leaders; public health partners, such as nonprofit organizations and associations of medical, entomological, and vector control professionals; and the public, including patients.