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Helping Women Protect Their Health and Baby-To-Be

A new, Show Your Love app, helps women who wish to become pregnant plan their pregnancy and chart their course. We are very grateful for Anthem's support in making this app available to women around the country.

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One year later: Zika reflections and a look ahead

On January 22, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency Operations Center to fight Zika, which is one of the most complex outbreak responses in the agency’s history.

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We Can, I Can: Take Action on World Cancer Day 2017

Cancer knows no boundaries. World Cancer Day 2017 offers us all a powerful opportunity to reflect on what we can do, collectively and individually, to help prevent and fight this devastating disease. 

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Africa United Campaign Emphasizes Protection of Children from Disease

Africa United has teamed up with the Confédération Africaine de Football and public health partners on the "Every Shot Counts" campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for children to tackle preventable diseases, and achieve universal immunization coverage across Africa. 

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Thanks Dr. Tom Frieden

Inspiring leaders are essential to the success of organizations, but they are hard to find, especially those able to run a complex organization with responsibility for the health, safety and security of all Americans. During the past eight years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been fortunate to benefit from an outstanding leader, Tom Frieden, who this week will leave the agency with the transition of presidential administrations.

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An Evidence Review of the Health Effects of Marijuana

A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides important perspective on the health effects of marijuana, and the CDC Foundation is pleased to have helped support this effort that can be used as a guide for additional research.

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We Couldn't Do It Without YOU!

December is a great time to reflect on the past year. By almost any measure, 2016 was eventful, with triumph as seen in the Summer Olympic Games and tragedy in the form of terrorist attacks in the United States and around the globe.

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Protecting Women from Zika in Puerto Rico

Last summer, Tashira, 22, of Puerto Rico got pregnant with her second child. Tashira didn’t plan to have another baby so soon, but she got pregnant when she ran out of birth control pills. During one summer visit to a health clinic in a San Juan shopping mall, Tashira disclosed her anxiety about the current Zika virus outbreak and the link between Zika infection during pregnancy and birth defects.

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Local Data for Better Health

To ensure the health of America’s neighborhoods and communities, it is vital to understand the scope of the nation's most pressing health challenges. We are very grateful for the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the 500 Cities Project, and we are excited to see the potential for this project to improve the health of Americans across the country.

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CDC Foundation Moves Offices

The CDC Foundation moves to a new office space in downtown Atlanta. We look forward to serving you from our new location.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $360M in Tobacco Control Support

Over the last 10 years Bloomberg Philanthropies has invested millions of dollars in the fight against tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries. The tobacco control investment has changed the global trajectory of tobacco use, with global sales of tobacco plateauing in 2012 and about 200 billion fewer cigarettes sold in 2014 than in 2010.

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All You Need is Love...and Health

Earlier this month, the CDC Foundation’s Emily Mitchell and Andrew Webb tied the knot and celebrated their love with family and friends in Minneapolis, MN. Instead of a traditional wedding registry, they asked guests to consider making a gift to one of their favorite nonprofits—including the CDC Foundation.

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Campaign Empowers Puerto Rican Women, Communities to Stop Zika

Dr. Christine Prue spent 75 days on the ground in Puerto Rico earlier this year, leading a team that interviewed hundreds of pregnant women to gain insights into their perspectives about Zika.

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Improving the Lives of People with Sickle Cell Disease

To provide the latest public health update on what we know about sickle cell disease, and how far we have come with understanding this disease, CDC hosted a Public Health Grand Rounds session. Mary Hulihan, Dr.P.H., a CDC health scientist who works on a CDC Foundation effort with CDC called the Sickle Cell Data Collection program, presented during this session.

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Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Samet, 2016 Fries Prize Recipient

Dr. Jonathan Samet today received the 2016 Fries Prize for Improving Health for his pioneering research and decades of advocacy on the negative impacts of air pollution on health.

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Thankful

Everything we do depends on partnerships. As we look back on this year, we are thankful for the many people who came together to help us tackle the world’s complex health challenges.

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Raising Felix

Coralaideé Jiménez, a single mom living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, changes diapers, prepares bottles, and dresses her son, Felix, for school every day. And all night, she holds him. Felix is 11.

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Innovation Against Zika

What if you were given 48 hours to develop an innovative solution to a health threat like the Zika outbreak? This was the challenge presented to undergraduate students from five universities across the state of Texas gathered by Texas A&M University and The Zika Foundation this summer during a groundbreaking event. 

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Tobacco Use: Turning Workplace Challenges into Opportunities

CDC joined with the CDC Foundation to launch Business Pulse: Tobacco Use to highlight ways employers can help improve employee health—and overall business health—by reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. 

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World Polio Day Provides Focus on Progress toward a Polio-Free World

Sixty years ago few diseases struck as much fear in parents and children as polio. It’s difficult for us to imagine in the United States today, but in the 1940s and 1950s polio crippled an average of 35,000 people each year. Thanks to an aggressive vaccination effort, the United States has been polio-free since 1979, but people in many areas of the world continued to suffer the terrible effects of polio.

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