Blog Posts (2015)

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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Progress Against Polio: World Polio Day 2015

On World Polio Day 2015, the world is closer than ever to eradicating polio. This annual awareness day is the perfect time to celebrate the many achievements made in global polio eradication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many other international organizations. Today is also a day to reflect upon the urgent need for continued support and awareness of this international public health protection issue. 

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Tackling Hunger to Improve Health in Americans

We are pleased to announce a new research study in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will explore the cycle of hunger and food insecurity and their causal links to chronic diseases. 

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Thanks to You, Our Donors, For Helping Extend CDC's Life-saving Work

The past year has been an eventful one, particularly for those of us helping to advance public health protection efforts across the globe. On the one hand, there’s much to be excited about when it comes to technological advancements and scientific discoveries that are improving the health of people around the world.

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CDC Supports UN Agenda to End Violence Against Children

As the world comes together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl on October 11, CDC is proud of our involvement with the CDC Foundation in Together for Girls, a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a focus on sexual violence against girls.

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Congratulations to Harvey Alter, 2015 Fries Prize Recipient

Harvey Alter, M.D., M.A.C.P. received the 2015 Fries Prize for Improving Health. Dr. Alter received this prestigious recognition for his life-saving research and leadership in translating science into practice, which has prevented millions of new infections and cases of disease and death from Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and HIV infections.

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Africa United Campaign Evolves to Communicate Critical Health Messages

At the Clinton Global Initiative, the Africa United partners solidify commitment and call others to join together to improve public health in Africa. While the Africa United campaign will continue to provide Ebola-related messaging in West Africa, the platform is evolving to meet a larger need. 

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Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum on Smithsonian Museum Day 2015

For Atlanta natives and guests alike, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum is a hidden gem to discover at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum will be participating in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live on Saturday, September 26th for from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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