The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a national public health institute in the United States. It is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The CDC‘s main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. The agency conducts research, provides health information, and develops guidelines and recommendations to promote health and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The CDC also works to respond to public health emergencies and provides support to state and local health departments.