BOX 4-3
Centers, Offices, and Institute of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention

    • National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry provides national leadership in preventing and controlling disease and death resulting from the interactions between people and their environment.

    • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control prevents death and disability from nonoccupational injuries, including those that are unintentional and those that result from violence.

  • Coordinating Center for Health Information and Services

    • National Center for Health Statistics provides statistical information intended to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.

    • National Center for Public Health Informatics provides national leadership in the application of information technology in the pursuit of public health.

    • National Center for Health Marketing provides national leadership in health marketing science and in its application to impact public health.

  • Coordinating Center for Health Promotion

    • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities provides national leadership for preventing birth defects and developmental disabilities and for improving the health and wellness of people with disabilities.

    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion prevents premature death and disability from chronic diseases and promotes healthy personal behaviors.

    • Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention provides national leadership in fostering understanding of human genomic discoveries and how they can be used to improve health and prevent disease.

  • Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases

    • National Center for Infectious Diseases prevents illness, disability, and death caused by infectious diseases in the United States and around the world.

    • National Immunization Program prevents disease, disability, and death from vaccine-preventable diseases in children and adults.

    • National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention provides national leadership in preventing and controlling human immunodeficiency virus infection, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.

  • Coordinating Office for Global Health provides national leadership, coordination, and support for CDC’s global health activities in collaboration with CDC’s global health partners.

  • Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response provides strategic direction for the agency to support terrorism preparedness and emergency response efforts.

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ensures safety and health for all people in the workplace through research and prevention.



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