CREATING PARTNERSHIPS FOR A SAFER, HEALTHIER WORLD
At the CDC Foundation, we are grateful to our donors and partners who help us advance the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) life-saving work in the United States and throughout the world.
Thanks to you, the CDC Foundation has connected CDC with $396 million to support more than 600 CDC programs. These programs have advanced urgent public health priorities, ranging from preparing our nation for disasters to improving access to safe water in some of the most remote parts of the world.
In the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the CDC Foundation received more than $28 million from our donors and partners. We are pleased to share some highlights from the past year, such as a campaign to encourage baby boomers to get a hepatitis C test, initiatives centered on tobacco surveillance and control and activities that ultimately improve human health.
Notably, in this report you will also learn more about our focus on three other program categories from the past year: keeping patients safe from infections, preventing violence and making motherhood safer. While CDC is one of the most highly respected government agencies, many of the business and community leaders we know may not be familiar with CDC’s essential roles in protecting our nation’s health security and supporting a healthy U.S. economy. So, as part of our strategy, we are working to keep CDC front of mind for our nation’s business, civic and nonprofit leaders.
Thank you for joining with the CDC Foundation to help CDC do more, faster. We are pleased that you recognize the value of a strong, well-resourced CDC, and greatly appreciate how you express that recognition—through your generous support for CDC and its programs that protect U.S. citizens and people around the world.
|Charles Stokes||Gary Cohen|
|President and CEO||Chair, Board of Directors|