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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is dedicated to promoting health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability and to preparing for new health threats in the United States. The CDC is an important provider of critical information related to its mission; this information often forms the backbone of breaking news about emerging health-related conditions. In addition, the CDC's National Center for Health Marketing provides resources and information specifically related to health communication efforts. Communication is central to the accomplishment of the CDC's public health mission.

The Communicable Disease Center, the predecessor of the CDC, was established on July 1, 1946, in Atlanta, Georgia. It ...

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