Partners Needed in the Coronavirus Response

A new coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in Wuhan City, China, in late 2019. Today, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is taking aggressive public health measures to help protect the health of Americans and assist international partners.

In January, CDC requested the CDC Foundation activate our Emergency Response Fund to provide support to rapidly emerging response needs. Support from individuals and organizations provides much needed funding to meet response needs where federal and state funding is not available or available quickly enough to meet the need.

Funds raised by the CDC Foundation through our Emergency Response Fund are being used to meet fast-emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus. These include additional support for state and local health departments, support for the global response, logistics, communications, data management, personal protective equipment, critical response supplies and more.

For more information on how you can partner with the CDC Foundation, please contact Laura Croft, vice president for advancement, at 404.523.1788 or