Freedom of Information Act Importance to CDC Mission
Welcome to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) site.
CDC is the nation’s leading public health agency, dedicated to saving lives and protecting the health of Americans. CDC ensures its science and research activities and its employees comply with federal laws, regulations, and policies in order to exercise the highest level of scientific integrity. At the core of this mission is information sharing—not just health information and disease study results, but information CDC gathers as part of a continuous process of putting information into action. As a science-based agency funded by U.S. taxpayers, CDC is committed to openness and accountability.
Like all federal agencies, CDC is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person unless the records (or a part of the records) are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions contained in the law. This site provides information about the CDC FOIA Office program and how to access CDC records.
- AoA - Administration on Aging
- ACF - Administration for Children and Families
- AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CMS - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- FDA - Food and Drug Administration
- HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
- IHS - Indian Health Service
- NIH - National Institutes of Health
- OIG - Office of Inspector General
- PSC - Program Support Center
- PHS - Public Health Service
- SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration