CDC: Protecting U.S. Health and Economic Wellbeing
In our increasingly interconnected world, global health security (GHS) helps protect Americans and people around the world from the devastating health and economic consequences of infectious diseases and public health emergencies.
Outbreaks disrupt local and international markets, creating economic instability in the U.S. and around the world. They also can affect the U.S.'s large export economy; total exports from all U.S. states and territories exceeded $2.21 trillion in 2016 and supported over 10.7 million U.S. jobs. CDC's GHS programs help to safeguard the U.S. economy from disruptions and protect national and state employment, trade, agriculture, educational exchange, travel, and tourism.
Read more about CDC’s global health work protecting the health and economic wellbeing of the whole U.S., as well as individual states.