The end of a calendar year provides an opportunity for reflecting on the previous year and looking forward to the one ahead. For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2012 was a very active and effective year.
I imagine many of you make contributions to one nonprofit or another. The reasons behind your giving are quite diverse – you believe in the cause; you want to honor or remember someone through a gift in their name; or you are looking for a tax deduction.
We’re proud to be one of the seven community organizations selected as a promising example of FEMA’s Whole Community model. We look forward to highlighting the progress we’ve made toward preparedness in Deschutes County, Oregon and contributing to a national effort to make sure America is prepared for emergencies.
Six former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directors (Drs. Foege, Gerberding, Koplan, Mason, Roper and Satcher) penned an opinion piece calling for federal policymakers to ensure that CDC remains well-resourced to fight disease outbreaks as well as the growing burden of chronic diseases in America.
Last week I read with interest former CDC Director William Foege’s article in the Washington Post on the public-private partnership that was developed to address the debilitating disease of river blindness, or Onchocerciasis.
The CDC Foundation is proud to build partnerships on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. This year, the center is celebrating 20 years of leadership in programs aimed at preventing injuries in the United States and in a number of countries overseas.
The Carter Center became Jimmy Carter's second career, and much of the work of the Center is about improving public health, effectively changing the health of millions of people. I don’t know what’s more heroic than that.
I knew about the CDC Foundation’s work through my years as a local health and state health director, and I valued the notion that a nimble partner with a governmental agency is important in today’s environment.
Business and civic leaders learned how CDC’s work is essential to a healthy economy during a behind-the-scenes tour of CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) mobile exam center.
According to a recent report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the CDC Foundation ranks as one of Atlanta's top charities – number 17 on the Chronicle's list of Atlanta's 50 Largest Nonprofit Organizations. The Chronicle ranked charities based on total 2011 annual revenue.
For the sixth year in a row, the CDC Foundation earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. We have a great staff, and I know we’re doing good work; across the organization professionals here at the Foundation demonstrate their dedication to effective stewardship and the advancement of CDC's work on a daily basis.
Recent headlines about West Nile Virus, hurricanes and hantavirus are an important reminder of how critical it is for public health experts to prepare for and respond to crises that affect entire communities.
I am an oncologist and medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I recently provided an expert commentary on Medscape about an educational website aimed at reducing infections in cancer patients.
I was pleased to have the opportunity recently to discuss public-private partnerships with Fran Kritz for NewPublic Health, a blog of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A Q&A of our conversation is posted today, as part of their Faces of Public Health editorial series.
For the past 30 years, Jim Gathany has been documenting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) scientific achievements, its significant events, its facilities and its history. A Lens on CDC, the latest exhibit at CDC’s David J. Sencer Museum, celebrates Gathany’s long career, the artistry of both his scientific and documentary work and his incredible contributions to CDC.
America’s alarming opioid epidemic not only affects individuals and their families—it also impacts employers, their customers and entire communities. To share the challenges businesses face, and to help offer solutions, the CDC Foundation is pleased to feature CDC’s work in Business Pulse: Opioid Overdose Epidemic.
Two years ago Ebola ran rampant in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. While the Ebola epidemic there ended in 2016, the devastating effects of the virus continue to weigh on those who survived. Two survivors in recent months visited the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sharing their personal stories of Ebola and its aftermath, while also describing efforts to provide their communities with opportunities for hope, healing and recovery.