Island Affairs

The Office of Island Affairs (OIA) within CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support  (CSTLTS) strengthens public health systems to improve public health outcomes for the US territories and freely associated states by facilitating technical assistance, training, information, funding, and technology transfer.

OIA is CDC’s principal point of contact for CDC’s work with the five territories (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) and three freely associated states (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands).

  • Territories are sub-national administrative divisions overseen by the US government.
  • Freely associated states are independent nations that have signed a comprehensive agreement with the US called a “Compact of Free Association,” which governs diplomatic, economic, and military relations with the US.

Contact Us OIA@cdc.gov or call 404-498-0300. Fact Sheet pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

Sam Taveras, OIA Director

Atlantic Caribbean Islands Map
Atlantic Caribbean Islands Map
Pacific Islands Map
Pacific Islands Map

Learn more about public health work in the US territories and freely associated states through the links below.

Page last reviewed: November 10, 2020