Press Releases

CDC Foundation and GOJO to Enhance Hand Hygiene Educational Outreach in U.S. Healthcare Settings

The CDC Foundation is partnering with GOJO to provide unbranded hand hygiene educational materials and tools for patients, healthcare providers and caregivers in U.S. healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and other ambulatory care locations. The goal of this initiative is to improve hand hygiene practices in these settings to help reduce the number of healthcare-associated infections.

Harvey Alter Receives 2015 Fries Prize for Improving Health

Harvey Alter, M.D., M.A.C.P., received the 2015 Fries Prize for Improving Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for his life-saving research and leadership in translating science into practice, which has prevented millions of new infections and cases of disease and death from Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infections.

National Emergency Operations Centers Support Long-term Public Health Infrastructure in West Africa

In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and officials from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone identified the need for public health emergency management systems and physical emergency operations centers (EOCs) to coordinate Ebola response activities. To meet this need, the CDC Foundation assembled donor funding to help support temporary EOCs, develop permanent EOCs and establish incident management systems to coordinate response efforts and help prepare each country for future health emergencies.