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Clean Hands Count!

To coincide with World Hand Hygiene Day, CDC is launching a new hand hygiene campaign for healthcare providers, patients and their loved ones called Clean Hands Count. We are grateful to GOJO for their partnership that made this campaign possible.

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Detecting Threats, Protecting People: The Epidemic Intelligence Service

This week, May 2-5, the 65th annual EIS conference is taking place in metro Atlanta. This year’s theme, Data for Action, celebrates the many accomplishments of EIS over the last 65 years and how the program has adapted to the data-driven digital landscape, as well as the current needs of CDC, state and local health departments.

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Working with CDC and Partners to Meet Zika Response Needs

Zika virus “is probably the most complicated issue CDC has ever faced,” said Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) division of vector borne diseases and incident manager for CDC’s Zika response, in a recent Time interview. “Everything is not straightforward and every single center at CDC is involved, which is unprecedented.”

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World Malaria Day: Aiming for Zero

Jerome Millerand is proud to say that if he does not find you, you can always find him. “Every day I go to the field from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,” Millerand said. “After 4:00 p.m., people come to my home if they need help because they know me as the malaria field agent.”

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World Meningitis Day: A Step Closer to Eliminating Epidemics

Sunday, April 24th marks World Meningitis Day; a day to raise awareness about this preventable illness that affects 1 million people annually.

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 Championing Childhood Immunizations

This week is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a time to raise awareness about the important role of immunizations in the health of the youngest members of society. Since 1994, the annual observance has been a call to action for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure that their infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases, including influenza. 

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Reducing Maternal Mortality in the United States

Did you know that an estimated 700 women die of pregnancy-related causes each year in the United States? Unfortunately, this is a real statistic. The good news is that many of these deaths can be prevented. 

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National Public Health Week 2016: Healthiest Nation 2030

This week is National Public Health Week – a time to reflect on how the field of public health benefits all of us. An initiative of the American Public Health Association for 20 years, National Public Health Week aims to raise awareness of important public health protection initiatives and achievements. 

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CDC Releases New Vital Signs Focused on Zika and Pregnancy

Last week I was honored to participate in the national Zika Action Plan Summit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On the same day as the Summit, CDC released a Vital Signs report on Zika.

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Andrea Gielen Receives 2016 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Andrea Gielen, Sc.D., Sc.M., received the 2016 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award. Gielen received this prestigious recognition for her pioneering efforts to reduce childhood injury and domestic violence.

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Partnership Targets Serious Yet Preventable Health Risks for Teens

The CDC Foundation announced a new partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation that focuses on helping teens gain knowledge and skills to prevent substance use and HIV/STD infection.

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Malaria Elimination to Inform Response to Other Disease Challenges

Located on the western half of the island of Hispaniola, Haiti is a Caribbean nation with a rich and storied history. As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is also beset with a range of economic, development and public health challenges, and remains, along with neighboring Dominican Republic, the last stronghold of endemic malaria in the Caribbean.

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Business Pulse: Five Ways CDC Protects the Health of Your Business

Business Pulse: 5 Ways CDC Protects the Health of Your Business is particularly relevant to U.S. employers. This issue focuses on the timely topics of emergency preparedness and response, travelers’ health, global health security, food safety and flu prevention. We know from our interactions with our partners and board members that these are areas of CDC’s work that are important to business leaders.

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Coalitions Key to Stopping Global Outbreaks

In just the past few years, viruses with exotic-sounding names like Ebola, chikungunya and Zika have sounded the alarm on the connectedness of our world. If you’re like me, one question you probably ask is what’s next?

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Golden Opportunity: Malaria Elimination Within Reach for Hispaniola

The scale of the opportunity presenting itself in Haiti today is not lost on Dr. Michelle Chang. As a medical epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she knows that it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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500 Cities Project: Local Data for Better Health

The CDC Foundation announced a new partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to release a first-of-its-kind data analysis for the 500 largest American cities, and the census tracts within cities, to identify, analyze and report data for a select number of chronic disease measures.

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Much Work Ahead to Understand and Address Zika Virus

On most peoples’ list of top trending stories so far for 2016 would have to be the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas and Caribbean. The Zika story is evolving and at present has more questions than answers. While we know that a primary transmission mechanism of Zika is through Aedes mosquito, there are many unknowns related to all modes of transmission as well as the virus’ effects on peoples’ health.

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Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

Data visualization is a powerful tool that helps both scientists and the public quickly understand the scope and context of complex health threats. In keeping with its commitment to public health education and disease prevention, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum is currently featuring the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition until June 17, 2016.

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Zika Outbreak: Activating Our Global and U.S. Response Funds

We’ve all seen the alarming stories recently about the Zika virus outbreak in many countries and territories in the Americas, the likelihood that the virus will continue to spread to new areas, and the potentially serious implications for pregnant women and infants.

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We Are Moving to a New Atlanta Location
The CDC Foundation is moving our offices to a new Atlanta location this fall. Our new offices will be located in the Bank of America Plaza in the northern part of downtown Atlanta.
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