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                                                                Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

CDC has one overriding goal: to protect the health of all Americans. At the core of this mission is information sharing – not just health information and disease study results, but information CDC gathers as part of a continuous process of putting information into action. As a science-based agency funded by U.S. taxpayers, CDC is committed to openness and accountability.

CDC makes its activities, programs, and data sets public in many different ways, ranging from scientific publications, to public health and clinical guidance recommendations, to web postings. CDC is subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides a standardized process for citizens to request documents in CDC’s possession. CDC strongly endorses both the letter and the spirit of this Act. In fact, CDC responds to approximately 1,000 FOIA requests a year and provides hundreds of thousands of pages of records to requestors.

We are providing this site as a way for you to review public documents in the Reading Room as well as submit FOIA requests. For new users, please click "Register" at the top of this page in order to create your required user profile prior to submitting your FOIA Request. If you are an existing user, please login.

Registration information should be emailed 10 minutes. If you do not receive a response, email for assistance

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