Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Weam Khadim PBHE501-American Public University May 21, 2013 Dr. Shalah Watkins-Bailey Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Disease Control and Prevention is a national public health federal agency under Department of Health and Human Services headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It is division of Department of Health and Human Services responsible for managing national programs for control and prevention of communicable diseases and Vector born pathogen. CDC also is in charge of implementing strategies and plans to deal with environmental health problems. It also controls quarantine activities and performs epidemiological research, and it provides consultation on…show more content…
This created the need to rename it to Center for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) to reflect this wider scope of activity. “Today, CDC is the nation′s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health. It remains at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, is the current director of CDC. Dr. Frieden has worked to control infectious diseases threats to public health, respond to emergencies, and has fought the major causes of suffering and death whether in the United States or around the world. Based on the duties and mission of different subdivisions of Department of Health and Human Services, Two or more of these agencies can be joined together. As example, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) main responsibility and mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Can be joined with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) where the latter mission and responsibility is to improve health and achieve health equity by making sure people are getting quality services, a skilled health workforce and pioneer programs. The agency goal is to provide health care to
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