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CDC’s Public Health Scientific Services Centers

The mission of the Office of Public Health Scientific Services is to lead, promote, and facilitate science standards and policies to reduce the burden of diseases in the United States and globally. Chesley Richards, MD, MPH, FACP serves as a principal advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director on strategic initiatives and provides leadership to the National Center for Health Statistics and the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services.

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

The Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) provides scientific services, expertise, skills, and tools in support of CDC’s national efforts to promote health; prevent disease, injury and disability; and prepare for emerging health threats.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.

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