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Cen·ters for Dis·ease Con·trol and Pre·ven·tion (CDC),

(sen'tĕrz dis-ēz kon-trōl prē-ven'shŭn),
The U.S. federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, which encompasses the Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Health Promotion and Education, Center for Prevention Services, Center for Professional Development and Training, and Center for Occupational Safety and Health. Formerly named Center for Disease Control (1970), Communicable Disease Center (1946).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

a federal agency of the U.S. government that provides facilities and services for the investigation, identification, prevention, and control of disease. It is concerned with all of the epidemiological aspects and the laboratory diagnosis of disease. Immunization programs, quarantine regulations and programs, laboratory standards, and community surveillance for disease are among the activities of the CDC, which is located in Atlanta. Many state and local health workers and scientists receive training in specific techniques there. Originally the Communicable Disease Center, it was concerned only with communicable diseases; today its interests include environmental health, smoking, malnutrition, poisoning, and issues in occupational health. The name was changed again in 1992 to include its prevention function.
The premier epidemiologic agency in the world which operates under the US Department of Health and Human Services and is located in Atlanta, Georgia; its mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability; it is nonregulatory and has 11 centers, offices and institutes

Cen·ters for Dis·ease· Con·trol· and Pre·ven·tion

(CDC) (sen'tĕrz di-zēz' kŏn-trōl' prĕven'shŭn)
The U.S. federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, which encompasses the Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Health Promotion and Education, Center for Prevention Services, Center for Professional Development and Training, and Center for Occupational Safety and Health. It maintains several coding sets included in HIPAA standards (e.g., ICD-9-CM codes). Formerly named the Center for Disease Control (1970) and the Communicable Disease Center (1946).

Cen·ters for Dis·ease Con·trol and Pre·ven·tion

(CDC) (sen'tĕrz di-zēz' kŏn-trōl' prĕ-ven'shŭn)
The U.S. federal facility for disease eradication, epidemiology, and education with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
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