Metro Atlanta is the global capital for public health. Major public health-related institutions headquartered here include:

The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization headquartered in Atlanta.

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions, and is headquartered in Atlanta.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is headquartered in Atlanta and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the U.S. The CDC employs more than 14,000 employees in 40 countries and in 170 occupations.

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)

CARE fights root causes of poverty in the world’s poorest communities. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.

Piedmont Heart Institute

Building on over a century of experience, the Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) brings prominent cardiologists and cardiovascular physician groups together with one of the premier cardiac centers in the region. The Institute’s express purpose is to provide a new and innovative model to facilitate and enhance the quality of cardiovascular care for the community.

Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute (SJTRI)

Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute is a private, nonprofit research institute that combines the efficiencies of a commercial contract research organization with the resources of an academic institution. With more than a decade of experience, SJTRI understands how to catalyze clinical solutions faster with the highest quality and the best value.

The Task Force for Global Health

The Task Force for Global Health is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Decatur, Ga., USA, with field offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Guatemala City, Guatemala. Since 2013, we have been ranked among the five largest nonprofit organizations in the United States by Forbes, due to significant in-kind contributions of medicines from pharmaceutical companies.  The Task Force consists of eight programs and five projects focused on neglected tropical diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, and health systems strengthening.

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David Hartnett

Chief Economic Development Officer

David serves as MAC's Chief Economic Development Officer Read More