Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency of the United States responsible for the protection of the health of American citizens. It is a leading public health institute at the national level dedicated towards promotion of quality care and better prevention of diseases, injuries, and disabilities. This agency comes directly under the US Department of Health and Human Services. Undertaking various health initiatives and prevention programs, CDC’s primary goal is to improve the quality of healthcare services for the citizens of the US.
CDC focuses mainly on prevention of environmental health concerns, health promotion, educational activities, and control occurrence of infectious and foodborne pathogens. Also, the agency undertakes research work and initiates awareness programs to keep citizens informed and aware of health concerns and how to prevent them.