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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2013

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      CDC justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2013 ; Justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2013 ;
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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) 2013. This budget request reflects the Administration’s priorities in support of key Department of Health and Human Services goals that will help people live healthy, safe, and productive lives. For 65 years, CDC has served as a public health leader throughout the United States and the world. CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability, as well as reducing the health and economic burden of the leading causes of disease, disability, and death. CDC’s priorities form the core of its public health programs. These programs require the scientific excellence and leadership of our highly trained staff, who are dedicated to high standards of quality and ethical practice. The agency’s priorities are:  Excellence in surveillance, epidemiology, and laboratory services  Support for state, tribal, local, and territorial public health  Global health impact, before diseases cross borders  Scientific and program expertise to advance policy change that promotes health  Prevention of illness, injury, disability, and death The FY 2013 budget request prioritizes essential investments. The request also streamlines our approach, as we continue our commitment to be efficient, effective stewards of the American people’s resources. Maintaining critical agency investments in FY 2013 will allow CDC to continue its important work and build public health capacity at the local, state, and international levels to protect and promote health
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