Did you know that high blood pressure is one of the 10 most expensive health conditions for U.S. businesses? About 75 million U.S. adults, many of whom are in the workforce, have high blood pressure, which is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke. To highlight the human and economic cost of conditions like these, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) teamed with the CDC Foundation to launch Business Pulse: Lowering Healthcare Costs, Improving Productivity.
The CDC Foundation, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is one of the key global partners in the Data for Health initiative, which according to a Bloomberg Philanthropies announcement is now underway in 18 countries, reaching nearly one billion people, around the globe.
To beat back Zika and protect pregnant women and their unborn children, more funding is needed—both from governments and the private sector. That’s the message from two members of the CDC Foundation’s board of directors in an op-ed that ran online at CNBC.com over the weekend.