The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website has many features. The data and statistics feature provides up-to-date data on such topics as aging, arthritis, colon cancer and insufficient sleep. In the diseases and conditions section, it highlights among other things, immunizations, reducing risk of salmonella, TB elimination and preventing diabetes. There is also a large section for emergencies and disasters preparedness. This section highlights important items such as public health issues caused by tsunamis and protecting your self from hazardous weather. The traveler’s section provides information about vaccines for when you are traveling and information for safe senior travel. The health and safety information provided at CDC.gov is for individuals, public health professionals, health care providers, research and scientists, policy makers, media, businesses, students and educators (CDC, 2011). CDC is operated by the Department of Health and Human Services. Much of the information on the CDC website can be found on other websites such as minority health websites operated by the government and National Institute of Health website. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operates the website HHS.gov. This website provides information on the health of infants, children, teens, adults, seniors, veterans, caregivers, individuals with disabilities, and travelers (HHS, 2011). You can also locate health care providers and facilities. All the information is provided in both English and Spanish. HHS works closely with state and local governments, and many HHS-funded services such as Medicare and Medicaid are provided at the local level by state or country agencies. Center for Disease Control, which is run by HHS collects much of the data on national health. This data is used by many other national and local health websites for public awareness.
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