American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The AOA strives to provide its members with important and timely information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

General Health Resources

Diseases and Conditions

  • Alphabetical listing of diseases and conditions; includes fact sheets, educational materials and additional resources.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Information on hazards such as natural disasters, outbreaks, bioterrorism, etc. Visit the CDC's emergency preparedness and response page to view clinician-specific content and sign up for CDC email updates on emerging health issues.

CDC for Health Care Providers

  • Resources for health care providers on topics including emerging infectious diseases and health care-associated infections.

Specific Health Topics

Antibiotic Use

  • Information on appropriate use, as well as resources for health care providers working in inpatient and outpatient care settings.    

Health care-Associated Infections (HAIs)

  • Information on HAI prevention, types of infections, and information and tools for protecting health care personnel against HAIs.  

Immunization and Vaccines


  • Clinical information, vaccination information and additional resources including current CDC influenza communications. 
Opioid prescribing for chronic pain
  • View the CDC's guidelines on prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain.

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