The CDC is the leading national public health institute of the U.S. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. The CDC studies the spatial aspects of health and illness. For example: where are diseases found, how are diseases related to the environment, and where do people go to seek health care. Geographers use a variety of tools to study these topics such as maps, statistics, and Geographic Information Systems.

Updated on August 21, 2018