Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cat Trieu

Contagion, 2011

Function: Nation's health protection/security from domestic and foreign threats

Respond to national health emergency

Goal: Protect and improve public health through control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability and by informing the public with credible info

Jurisdiction

Three parts

  • Center (Atlanta)
  • Institute
  • CIOS (16)
Dr. Mountin

Established July 1, 1946 from Malaria Control in War Areas

Expanded from malaria: Chronic diseases, birth defects, obesity, bioterrorism

Current Acting Director: Anne Schuchat, MD and RADM

Major Challenges

After WWII

Malaria

HIV/AIDS

2013-2014

Ebola

2014

Antibiotic resistance

2015

ZIKA

2016-Present

Huge problem: Funding

Annual budget: about 7 billion dollars

Wasn't until after 9 months they could act on ZIKA

Constant problem and former Acting Director Frieden's stated biggest fear:

Influenza

Works Cited

Barnet, Shannon. “CDC: 2014’s Top 10 Challenging Public Health Threats.” Becker’s Hospital Review. Becker’s Healthcare, 16 December 2014. Web. 12 April 2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC, n.d. Web. 12 April 2017.

“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” New World Encyclopedia. MediaWiki, 23 January 2017. Web. 12 April 2017.

“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Wikipedia. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 12 April 2017.

Hersher, Rebecca. “Asbestos Deaths Remain a Public Health Concern, CDC Finds.” Health Shots. NPR, 11 April 2017. Web. 12 April 2017.

“Outgoing CDC Director Tom Frieden Shares His Greatest Fear.” Advisory Board. The Advisory Board Company, 19 January 2017. Web. 12 April 2017.

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