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 all of our current programs.

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The CDC Foundation currently manages more than 200 programs in the United States and in 58 countries around the world.
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Featured Programs

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.

Global Disaster Response Fund

The most recent work of the Global Disaster Response Fund established two new public health buildings in Haiti’s capital city, marking another milestone in the country’s recovery and rebuilding since the 2010 earthquake. The buildings will be used by Haiti’s Minister of Public Health and Population and the Ministry's Division of Epidemiology, Laboratory and Research and the Haiti office of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they work to strengthen the country’s public health systems.

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.