CDC’s State Chronic Disease Epidemiology Assignee Program History

Map shows Illinois and Arizona as current assignees. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Deleware, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Dakota, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and District of Columbia as no assignees and the rest as past assignees.

States that have hosted an assignee through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s State Chronic Disease Epidemiology Assignee Program, 1991–2020.

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CDC Direct Assistance for Funding a State Chronic Disease Epidemiologist

Through direct assistance from CDC, a chronic disease epidemiologist is assigned to a state for one year or longer, depending on the state’s needs and funding availability. For more information about the direct assistance mechanism, please visit CDC’s webpage on direct assistance.

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