Center For Disease Control - Fast Facts

CDC Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1946
  • Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia
  • More than 15,000 employees in nearly 170 occupations
  • Field staff assigned to all 50 states and more than 50 countries
CDC is our nation’s health protection agency, and our scientists and disease detectives work around
the world to track diseases, research outbreaks, and respond to emergencies of all kinds. CDC works with partners around the country and world to: