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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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Welcome to Dr. Judy Monroe, New CDC Foundation President and CEO

The CDC Foundation team is pleased to welcome our new President and CEO Judith Monroe, MD, FAAFP, who joins the CDC Foundation today.

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Hand Hygiene Matters

Hand hygiene is a task that should be practiced continually and consistently during every healthcare provider’s long and arduous work day. It is basic infection control practice and patients should be able to feel confident that when a clinician examines them, they have properly cleaned their hands. 

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Charlie Stokes: A Closer Look

Earlier this week, Charlie reflected on his 21-year career at the CDC Foundation and his earlier career in public health in an interview on WABE, Atlanta’s public radio station.

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Tackling Malaria in Haiti: The Race to Elimination

This week, a group of us from the CDC Foundation and CDC traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to capture stories and photos to emphasize the life-threatening disease of malaria and its effects on these countries, which make up the island of Hispaniola.

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CDC: A Year In Review, A Look Into 2016

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to look ahead, but also to reflect on the previous 365 days. On the heels of the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had a tremendous year of research and development in 2015. 

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Wishing You a Happy and Healthy New Year

As we reflect on a remarkable year at the CDC Foundation, we are grateful to our partners and donors who make our work possible. 

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Announcing CDC Foundation's Next President and CEO, Judy Monroe

Being a board member of an organization has a number of responsibilities, but I don’t believe any is as important as selecting that organization’s leader. As the CDC Foundation board chair, I’m pleased today to announce that the next president and CEO of the CDC Foundation is Dr. Judith Monroe. Judy currently serves as director of CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support.

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 Safe Injection Practices Coalition: A Model Public-Private Partnership

Despite today’s demanding and resource-constrained healthcare environment, partnerships between the government and the private sector can promote innovation and amplify our ability to address critical needs. From piloting new strategies to scaling-up existing interventions, public-private partnerships enable us to fight health threats faster and, often, with greater success both at home and abroad.

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Give a Life-Saving Gift: Help Eliminate Malaria in Haiti

Malaria Zero: The Alliance for a Malaria-free Haiti has one bold goal: to eliminate malaria from the island of Hispaniola by 2020. To achieve this ambitious goal, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners will test, diagnosis and treat all cases, even those in the most remote communities. This will not be possible without malaria rapid diagnostic tests to assist in diagnosis of cases in places where good quality laboratory services and equipment are unavailable. 

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Giving Tuesday 2015: Health Connects Us All

This holiday season, the CDC Foundation and our partners stand in gratitude to you, our donors and friends. Your engagement made a real difference. Without your support and your willingness to act, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could have been even more catastrophic. 

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Rating from Charity Navigator Reflects Our Commitment to Excellence

For the ninth consecutive year, the CDC Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. According to Charity Navigator, this 4-star rating indicates that the CDC Foundation has exceeded industry standards and outperformed most charities in its cause. 

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Workplace Safety and Health Risks in a Changing Economy

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to join with the CDC Foundation in its launch of Business Pulse: Workplace Safety and Health. We encourage corporate leaders to explore the interactive infographic and online CDC resources to learn more about implementing innovative strategies for emerging worker safety and health issues while also addressing well-recognized workplace hazards and exposures. 

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Antibiotic Stewardship: Improving Prescribing and Use

The CDC Foundation announced a new partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts to analyze antibiotic use in inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings in the United States.

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Walk to Fly: An Innovative Approach to Increase Airport Walking in Atlanta

Chances are good that you’ve traveled through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on your way to a business or vacation destination. In fact, with nearly 250,000 travelers passing through each day, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. And whether you’re traveling for business or for vacation, you have only two choices to reach your departure gate: ride the Plane Train or walk through the transportation mall.

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Hosting the World and Helping CDC Protect Us All

Teams work best when each person knows their role and excels at it. When it comes to global public health in Atlanta, one group that has a specific role and does it exceedingly well is Villa International. Villa is a 33-room residence that serves as an affordably priced community for international visitors coming to the city for training and assignments with organizations, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Malaria Day in the Americas: Together We Can Defeat Malaria

Today is Malaria Day in the Americas, an opportunity to highlight successful efforts to prevent and control malaria. This is also a day to remember that continued support is urgently needed in all countries affected by this life-threatening disease transmitted through mosquito bites.

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Remembering Tom Waters

My late husband Tom was probably best known for his work on the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE), a method to assess risk of low-back disorders in jobs with repeated lifting, but to me, his smile was his trademark. When asked to author a blog post, I wondered what direction the post should take—what would make him smile? 

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Working Together to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the United States, antibiotic-resistant bacteria sickens 2 million people each year, with 23,000 dying as a result. Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president of clinical services and chief medical officer of Hospital Corporation of America, wrote a thought-provoking commentary for Forbes about the crucial need to work together to protect our nation from the threat of antibiotic resistance. 

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