The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services headquartered in the Greater Atlanta area in Georgia. It works to protect public health and safety by providing information to enhance health decisions and it promotes health through partnerships with state health departments and other organizations. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease prevention and control (especially infectious diseases), environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
The CDC writes and distributes hundreds of publications reviewing projects, explaining recent research, detailing new diseases, educating the public, and more. These publications work to spread the message and further instill the mission for which the CDC works. Among these publications include titles like: Disability and Health in the United States, Nutrition Monitoring in the United States, and The 25th Anniversary of the National Health Survey.