Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Research funded by the CDC is critical to improving population health, bolstering our defense against bioterrorism, tracking the prevalence of diseases, and developing novel diagnostics and life-saving vaccines. The CDC works around the world to track disease outbreaks, like Ebola and Zika, respond to emergencies of all kinds, and use what they learn to develop and advocate public health policies that strengthen America′s health. 



NOTE: Does not include supplemental funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or the Ebola emergency supplemental funding in 2015.

Sources: CDC Financial Management Office, House Committee on Appropriations.

Americans Support Increased Funding for CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. How important is it to increase funding for the CDC? 


Source: A Research!America poll of U.S. adults conducted in partnership with Zogby Analytics in May 2018.

Policy Contacts

Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco