Press Releases

Comprehensive Zika Prevention Campaign Launches in Puerto Rico

A new communications campaign aimed at empowering pregnant women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission has launched in Puerto Rico. The campaign, part of an effort with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation, the Puerto Rico Department of Health and other partners announced in May, also focuses on empowering the social networks surrounding pregnant women—including partners, families, neighbors and community members—to take action to #StopZika in their homes and communities. 

Biogen Joins Partnership with CDC Foundation to Develop Longitudinal Data Collection System for Sickle Cell Disease

The CDC Foundation announced a new partnership in 2015 with CDC's Division of Blood Disorders within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and other partners to support the development and operation of a longitudinal data collection system for Americans with sickle cell disease. Biogen is joining this partnership to help address this health problem. 



Bayer Donations Help Provide Zika Protection for Women, Including Greater Access to Contraceptive Options and Improved Mosquito Control

In response to the growing Zika virus health threat, Bayer today committed to supporting two critical aspects of the Zika response in Puerto Rico: providing women and their partners who want to delay or avoid pregnancy during the Zika outbreak with improved access to a range of contraceptive methods and giving additional protection to families who want to sleep under mosquito-repelling bed nets. 


CDC Foundation Partnership to Help Reduce Maternal Mortality in the United States

Strong, accurate data are critical for identifying opportunities for preventing deaths among mothers and designing effective interventions. A new collaboration between the CDC Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs will produce stronger data than ever before and foster collaboration that can lead to effective interventions. Funding for the collaboration was provided through an award agreement with Merck on behalf of its Merck for Mothers program.



Five Ways CDC Protects the Health of U.S. Businesses

Business Pulse: 5 Ways CDC Protects the Health of Your Business, launched by the CDC Foundation, provides employers with useful tools, guidance and resources in five key areas that protect business health, including emergency preparedness, food safety, travelers’ health, global health security and flu prevention.