Budget bequest overview fiscal year 2009
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Budget bequest overview fiscal year 2009
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    Budget request summary--fiscal year 2009
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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s leading health protection agency. Over the course of its sixty-year history, CDC has led public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. Today, CDC is globally recognized for scientific research and epidemiologic investigations and for serving as the most reputable source of public health information in the world. The agency takes an action-oriented approach to public health, applying its findings to improve people’s daily lives and to respond to public health emergencies. Public health faces more extreme challenges than ever before. While in the past infectious diseases occupied the forefront of public health, these efforts must now be balanced with newly emerging challenges, including terrorism, environmental threats, lifestyle factors, and a rapidly aging population. By providing a focus for the agency’s resources and priorities, CDC’s Health Protection Goals seek to accelerate health impact and reduce health disparities. The goals are organized into four thematic areas: • Healthy people in every stage of life • Healthy people in healthy places • Healthy people in a healthy world • People prepared for emerging health threats
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