Press Releases



Ruth Katz Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors

Ruth Katz, J.D., M.P.H., has been elected to the board of directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation. Katz is the director of The Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society Program, an educational and policy studies organization.

Computer Health Pioneer Victor Strecher Receives 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Victor Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., today was presented with the 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation honored Strecher for pioneering the development of computer tailored health programs that have transformed the way people learn about and manage their health.





CDC Protects Employees from Infections, Lowers Costs

Every day, one out of 20 hospitalized patients has an infection caused by medical care. Healthcare-associated infections are costly to businesses and are potentially lethal to employees. CDC plays a vital role in helping businesses safeguard their workforces from infections.