Much of the information critical to the communication of public health
messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group at the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized,
universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome public health
professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the
worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and
public health messages.
For the indexing scheme, we thank the National Library of Medicine for
allowing us to use their Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).
PHIL Content Disclaimer
The imagery showcased in the PHIL is historic in nature; the contents depicted, though
appropriate at the time a photograph was captured, may no longer be appropriate in the
context of the current time period, and is not to be viewed as a source of the most
current public health information.