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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2011
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    CDC justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2011 ; Justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2011 ;
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    As the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), it is my pleasure to present the agency’s budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. In response to the evolving public health challenges of the 21st century, this budget addresses a balanced portfolio of health protection and prevention activities.

    For more than 60 years, CDC’s mission has been 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 consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, and ensuring a productive, healthy life for all people. In 2009, H1N1 influenza was at the top of our agenda and will continue to engage our attention in the coming months.

    As director, I have set forth the following priority areas in which CDC has renewed its public health commitment:

    • Strengthening our dedication to science, particularly in epidemiology and surveillance,

    • Improving support to state and local health departments,

    • Reducing the incidence of leading, preventable causes of death,

    • Intensifying our work in global health,

    • Informing the discussion on health reform, and

    • Building upon our gains in emergency preparedness.

    In highlighting our accomplishments and prioritizing our investments, the FY 2011 budget request reinforces CDC’s position as our nation’s health-protection leader and conveys our vision for continuing this important work in the future. Maintaining the agency’s investments into FY 2011 for critical programs will allow the agency to advance our core health-protection mission while providing the leadership and investment that are needed to move our nation in the direction of better health.

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