Newsletter - Fall 2009
The CDC Foundation has activated our Emergency Preparedness & Response Fund to support CDC's response to the novel H1N1 flu pandemic. To date, the Fund has helped CDC purchase Blackberrys for deployed experts and supported flu-tracking studies in New York, Delaware and Ohio.
The largest single grant to the CDC Foundation is supporting a CDC collaboration with the World Health Organization aimed at strengthening disease surveillance and response in developing countries in Central Africa.
A CDC Foundation partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corporation produced a video and an education campaign for hospital patients and their families that are helping to prevent healthcare-associated infections and save lives.
With approximately 200 programs in the U.S. and countries around the world, partnerships forged by the CDC Foundation are as divers as the expansive role of CDC in the global public health arena. Consider these examples...
Alan Harrison, vice president for administration, serves as the Foundation's chief liaison to CDC's Marcus Emergency Operations Center. Harrison recounts his experience working in the nerve center of CDC's emergency response to the novel H1N1 flu pandemic.