Our Programs

Our programs are as diverse as the expansive role of CDC in the global public health arena. Each of our programs involves a talented team of experts at CDC and at least one outside funding partner. Learn more about our programs through the examples below, or view a list of some of our current programs.


The CDC Foundation currently manages more than 250 programs in the United States and in 73 countries around the world.
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Featured Programs

Global Disaster Response Fund

The Global Disaster Response Fund is currently activated to support CDC's response to the West African Outbreak. You can help with CDC's Ebola response by making a donation to the fund. The fund will provide assistance and supplies, which enable CDC staff to respond quickly to changing circumstances and needs.

mHealth: Text Messaging Campaign in Tanzania

The mHealth Tanzania Public Private Partnership's initiative, Wazazi Nipendeni, is a national Healthy Pregnancy and Safe Motherhood multi-media campaign. One of the goals of the campaign is to harness mobile phone technology and text messaging to reduce maternal and infant mortality numbers by three-quarters by 2015. There were roughly 45,000 newborn and 13,000 maternal deaths in 2008.

Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition

Approximately 4.6 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus, resulting in 11,000 to 15,000 hepatitis-related deaths per year. The Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition is a group of private-sector organizations organized by the CDC Foundation to support CDC's efforts to combat viral hepatitis by linking the innovation and resources of the private sector with the access and expertise of CDC.

Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use

As one of a number of partners in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, the CDC Foundation works with experts at CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) to implement the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). GATS monitors adult tobacco use and the effectiveness of tobacco control measures among adults in 31 countries.

Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

Through a CDC Foundation collaboration with Amgen, CDC is leading a comprehensive program focused on providing information, action steps and tools for patients, their families, and their healthcare providers to reduce the risk of developing potentially life-threatening infections during chemotherapy treatment. Studies show that 10 percent of cancer patients undergoing treatment end up hospitalized due to infection, and every two hours a patient dies from this complication.