Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.


Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

An emergency can happen at any moment, and every community in the U.S. must be ready to respond. A pandemic, natural disaster, or chemical or radiological release often strikes without warning. No matter what the cause, the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response works with partners across the U.S. and the world to protect health 24/7.


Emergency Operations Center


State and Local Readiness


Strategic National Stockpile


Select Agents and Toxins


Emergency Preparedness and Response


CDC Additional Links


CDC Podcasts