Funds and in-kind donations raised by the CDC Foundation in 2013-2014
CDC Foundation projects in 2013-2014 led by CDC in the United States and in 73 countries around the world
Programs the CDC Foundation has launched since 1995
CDC Foundation 2013-2014 projects with CDC
The CDC Foundation plays a crucial role by establishing and nurturing a network of individuals and organizations committed to supporting CDC and public health.
Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Approximately 450 million Africans are at risk of meningitis in 26 countries. To address this critical issue, a new vaccine—MenAfriVac™ — designed specifically for the region is being rapidly rolled out through mass vaccination campaigns across the meningitis belt in Africa. Along with CDC and partners, the CDC Foundation established MenAfriNet, an international consortium to strengthen the meningitis surveillance network in Africa.
In collaboration with CDC, an enhanced website, PreventCancerInfections.org, was re-launched with a new design to make resources more accessible. The site provides information, action steps and tools for cancer patients, healthcare providers and their families. The site emphasizes the 3 Step approach to preventing infections in cancer patients—prepare, prevent and protect—to reduce the risk of developing potentially life-threatening infections during chemotherapy treatment.
The CDC Foundation’s partners UPS, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and CDC organized a project to evaluate the UPS Road Code Teen Safe Driving Program. Road Code is a training program that educates teens about safe driving habits and skills, the consequences of hazardous and distracted driving and common road hazards. CDC conducted an analysis of the UPS Road Code curriculum and provided recommendations and resources based on the most recent and best available science.
The James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation announced that it will provide an endowment to the CDC Foundation for management and administration of their public health awards program. Recipients of the public health awards program have been recognized annually through The Fries Prize for Improving Health and the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award.
A partnership with Eli Lilly and Company expands CDC’s work with the Safe Injection Practices Coalition’s One & Only Campaign, an injection safety awareness campaign that has produced and distributed educational and multimedia tools for healthcare providers and patients.
The Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project was launched with CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to demonstrate the value of how laws and policies can assist people in making healthier decisions. Subject matter experts are working with federal partners to develop 10 to 15 evidence-based reports during the next three years to highlight the state of laws and policies related to specific topic areas within HHS’s Healthy People 2020 initiative.
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CDC Foundation has established a new partnership with the George W. Bush Institute, CDC, and the WHO to expand the quality and availability of data for cervical cancer programs around the world. By developing global standards, tools and guidance for low- and middle-income countries, the project will help governments and partners strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of their cervical cancer programs and provide them with evidence for better decision-making.
The CDC Foundation launched Business Pulse to connect CDC’s resources to the business community. Business Pulse is an online feature that highlights CDC’s 24/7 life-saving work, including ready access to information, resources and tools. Business Pulse focuses on a different topic each quarter.
Business Pulse has four web-based components: business challenges, a question and answer between a business leader and a CDC expert, an interactive infographic highlighting opportunities for businesses to take action, and resources.
The Food Fortification Initiative equips country leaders to improve the population’s nutrition by adding vitamins and minerals to wheat flour, maize flour and rice. The public-private-civic partnership includes CDC and the CDC Foundation as well as alliances between governments and international agencies, industries and consumer and civic organizations. The two main health problems addressed by grain fortification are anemia caused by nutritional deficiencies and neural tube birth defects caused by insufficient folic acid.
Our donors are the cornerstone of our work. From providing critical funding to connecting CDC experts with the right partners or technology, our donors help us address priority public health challenges.
Your gift to the CDC Foundation helps advance the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s life-saving work. Thanks to your generosity, our work over the past year has ranged from strengthening surveillance networks for vaccination campaigns in Africa to optimizing the safety of programs that focus on teen drivers in the United States. Your deep commitment inspires us and supports CDC’s work to create a healthier, safer world for us all.
“While CDC provides the science and the CDC Foundation provides expertise in public-private partnerships, our donors make everything we do possible. We are grateful to each and every one of you.”
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