Blog Posts : Partnerships

CDC Yellow Book: A Vital Resource for International Travelers

For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, CDC Health Information for International Travel (more commonly known as the Yellow Book) is the definitive guide to staying healthy and safe anywhere in the world.

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World Hand Hygiene Day: Clean Hands Count!

To coincide with World Hand Hygiene Day, CDC, in collaboration with the CDC Foundation, launched a new promotional video for healthcare providers intended to promote and encourage adherence to CDC hand hygiene recommendations. 

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World Malaria Day: Eliminating Malaria from the Island of Hispaniola

Malaria Zero partners are using innovative strategies and a learn-by-doing approach to determine and deliver a key package of interventions aimed at shortening the timeline to elimination on the island of Hispaniola.

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Partnership Works to Protect Burkina Faso from Meningitis A

The thermometer nears 95 degrees at 8:00 a.m. in Laye, Burkina Faso, a small village about 20 miles from the capital city of Ouagadougou. Though the temperature will top 105 degrees today, the heat has not kept the mothers of a few dozen children from walking or biking to their local dispensary. The women are here to ensure their children receive vaccines to protect them from contracting a number of preventable diseases, including meningococcal meningitis.

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John Allegrante Receives 2017 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

John Allegrante, Ph.D., L.H.D. (Hon.), received the 2017 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award for his extraordinary and indelible contributions to the fields of behavioral sciences and health education as a researcher, academician, ambassador, mentor and public servant.

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The Survivors: Rebuilding Lives after Ebola

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.

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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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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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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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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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