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The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC's major organizational components respond individually in their areas of expertise and pool their resources and expertise on cross-cutting issues and specific health threats. The agency is comprised of these organizational components:
Office of the Director
CDC/OD manages and directs the activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; provides overall direction to, and coordination of, the scientific/medical programs of CDC; and provides leadership, coordination, and assessment of administrative management activities.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.
Epidemiology Program Office (EPO)
EPO strengthens the public health system by coordinating public health surveillance; providing support in scientific communications, statistics, and epidemiology; and training in surveillance, epidemiology, and prevention effectiveness.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
NCCDPHP prevents premature death and disability from chronic diseases and promotes healthy personal behaviors.
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
NCEH provides national leadership in preventing and controlling disease and death resulting from the interactions between people and their environment.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NCHS provides statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.
National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP)
NCHSTP provides national leadership in preventing and controlling human immunodeficiency virus infection, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.
National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID)
NCID prevents illness, disability, and death caused by infectious diseases in the United States and around the world.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
NCIPC prevents death and disability from nonoccupational injuries, including those that are unintentional and those that result from violence.
National Center On Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
NCBDDD provides national leadership for preventing birth defects and developmental disabilities and for improving the health and wellness of people with disabilities.
National Immunization Program (NIP)
NIP prevents disease, disability, and death from vaccine-preventable diseases in children and adults.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH ensures safety and health for all people in the workplace through research and prevention.
Public Health Practice Program Office (PHPPO)
PHPPO strengthens community practice of public health by creating an effective workforce, building information networks, conducting practice research, and ensuring laboratory quality.
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