The mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to prevent disease, injury, and premature death and to promote quality of life.
This mission applies to all Americans, especially to the poor and underserved.
As so many people who are impoverished live in America's urban areas, the CDC has a unique and specific interest in the health problems of our urban population.
The CDC has established five priorities : (1) strengthen essential public health services, (2) enrich capacity to respond to urgent threats to health, (3) develop a nationwide prevention network and program, (4) promote women's health, and (5) invest in our nation's youth.
Each of these priorities will contribute to improving the health of people living in urban areas.
The CDC has recently undertaken numerous initiatives to address health promotion and disease prevention issues in the urban setting.
Future directions for the CDC lie in better understanding the role of socioeconomic and cultural factors in promoting health and how resources within urban areas can be used to promote health.
The CDC needs to explore potential relationships with various types of partners.
Solving urban health problems requires actions from many federal agencies as well as from state and local organizations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Promotion santé, Zone urbaine, Programme sanitaire, Perspective, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Health promotion, Urban area, Sanitary program, Perspective, Human, United States, North America, America, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0273075
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 27/11/1998.