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Surveillance Resource Center

Visit the Surveillance Resource Center to view guidance developed by CDC and its partners for improving the practice of public health surveillance. Learn More

Surveillance Information for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals offers a comprehensive list of CDC surveillance systems that have public-facing websites. Learn More

Public health science and research serves as the foundation for public health action to improve the health of people and communities.

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
    An open-access journal published by CDC that covers new and reemerging infections and the factors involved in disease emergence, prevention, and elimination.
  • Guide to Community Preventive Services
    Visit the Community Guide for evidence-based recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force about what works to protect and improve health.
  • Health Data and Profiles
    Use these data resources, which include state- and county-specific health profiles and statistics, to assist in your public health work.
  • 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.
  • Preventing Chronic Disease
    A peer-reviewed electronic journal published by CDC that promotes the open exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention.
  • Public Health Economics
    Learn about the general methods used by health economists, as well as specific economics tools for improving practices around the evaluation of health costs and burden, and health program effectiveness and efficiency.
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