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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By L. Casey Chosewood | Posted on November 18, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.