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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2012
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    CDC justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2012 ; Justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2012 ;
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    As Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), I am pleased to present the agency‘s budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012.

    Public health is credited with extraordinary accomplishments, including extending life expectancy in the United States by 25 years. For more than 60 years, CDC has been the leading public health agency in the United States and the world. CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability. We are committed to reducing the health and economic burden of the leading causes of death and disability, and ensuring a productive, healthy life for all people.

    CDC priorities are grounded in scientific excellence and require well-trained public health practitioners and leaders dedicated to high standards of quality and ethical practice. The following agency-wide strategic priorities underscore the work of CDC:

    excellence in surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory services strengthen support for state, tribal, local, and territorial public health increase global health impact use scientific and program expertise to advance policies that promote health better prevent illness, injury, disability, and death.

    In building on our accomplishments and prioritizing our investments, the FY 2012 budget request reinforces CDC‘s position as our nation‘s health-protection leader and conveys our vision for continuing this life-saving and life-enhancing work in the future. Maintaining the agency‘s investments into FY 2012 for critical programs will allow CDC to advance our core public health mission while providing the leadership and investment needed to improve Americans‘ health.

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