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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) aims to detect, prevent, and control infectious diseases from spreading, whether they are naturally occurring, unintentional, or the result of terrorism. With a focus on diseases that have been around for many years, emerging diseases (those that are new or just recently identified), and zoonotic diseases (those spread from animals to people), NCEZID's work recognizes the vital interconnectedness of microbes and the environment, and involves many scientific disciplines to attain better health for humans and animals and improve our environment. Each of the center’s seven divisions works with partners to protect and improve the public’s health in the United States and worldwide.

Review Date: July 18, 2011

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American Academy of Family Physicians

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), originally the American Academy of General Practice, was founded in 1947 and has chapters in all States. Its purpose is to represent the interests of family physicians, provide opportunities for continuing education, and maintain high standards of family practice care. AAFP requires continuing education from its members and promotes the development of family practice medical education. A public education program is conducted to inform the public about family practice. Other activities include medical student services, annual meetings, and reduced insurance rates.

Review Date: July 01, 2009

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Immunization Action Coalition

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies. IAC distributes consumer information and health professional resources in English and up to 50 other languages including Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Russian, Tagalog, Chinese, and more.

Review Date: December 05, 2011

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Jesse Cause Foundation

The Jesse Cause is named after Chris and Shelene Keith’s son Jesse, who was born with Group B strep (GBS). The couple founded the non-profit organization in hopes of sparing other families the devastating effects of GBS. The Jesse Cause Foundation worked closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that nationwide testing of all pregnant women for Group B strep became a standard of care during pregnancy. The Web site offers resources on GBS for medical professionals, expectant parents, and families affected by GBS. The "Save Our Babies Project" is dedicated to bringing awareness of Group B strep to every city and state.

Review Date: October 05, 2010

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National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID)provides leadership and brings many partners together to protect the world from infectious diseases. This organization aims to detect, prevent, and control infectious diseases from spreading, whether they are naturally occurring, unintentional, or the result of terrorism. NCPDCID works in the United States and abroad to establish safe and high-quality healthcare, laboratory services, surveillance systems, and networks that share vital information about infectious diseases.

Review Date: March 27, 2009

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National Lymphedema Network, Inc.

The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Review Date: January 12, 2011

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