Public-Private Partnerships and CDC

Public-Private Partnerships and CDC

CDC works with the private sector because public-private partnerships advance CDC’s mission of protecting Americans. Americans—and CDC—can accomplish more working together than separately. Two of the most important reasons for public-private partnerships are to ensure health security and contribute to a healthy economy.

CDC helps protect the nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, provides guidelines and information to protect workers, and helps employers and employees reduce healthcare spending on chronic diseases. CDC works 24/7 as the nation’s health protection agency to keep Americans safe both domestically and internationally. The private sector is an important partner in these efforts.

CDC values the unique strengths private-sector partners can bring to our work. CDC has many active collaborations with private-sector organizations and there are a variety of ways to partner with CDC.

Learn more about CDC and the resources and expertise that are available to help protect the health of your private-sector organization, your workforce, and the nation.

Opportunities to Connect with CDC

CDC Business Health Executive Quarterly Calls: These calls connect CDC experts with private-sector chief medical officers, medical directors, and other business health leaders. These calls aim to increase communication and cooperation between the business sector and CDC. To receive call invitations, contact us.

Each call includes:

  • Breaking News: Updates on current issues
  • Get to Know CDC: In-depth information and Q&A about CDC programs

Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) Technology Transfer Office (TTO): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Technology Transfer Office (TTO) partners with industry, academia, non-profits, and other government agencies to transfer CDC’s research portfolio into products and services to improve public health.

Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars: During COCA Calls/Webinars, subject matter experts present key emergency preparedness and response topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with participants.

Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) Webinars: EPIC webinars bring together experts from CDC and partner organizations to exchange ideas and information regarding emergency-related health and communication topics.

Health Alert Network

Health Alert Network (HAN): CDC’s primary method of sharing approved and verified information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers, local public health practitioners, clinicians, and others.

Vital Signs: Vital Signs offers recent data and calls-to-action for important public health issues such as HIV, obesity, alcohol and tobacco use, access to health care, and healthcare-associated infections.


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations.

Contact Us

For public-private partnership questions, or for further information regarding how CDC may be able to inform and assist your private sector health and safety efforts, contact

For other health-related questions or comments, contact CDC Info via an online request form or by phone (800-CDC-INFO).

For more information on how to contract with CDC, click here.

Outbreaks & Travel Notices

Learn about current outbreaks and how to protect yourself and your employees.

CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation.

Page last reviewed: December 20, 2019