Charles Stokes, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation, today announced the promotions of Laura Angel to associate vice president for advancement and Linda McGehee, Ph.D., R.N., to associate vice president for programs.
The CDC Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launch a new Heads Up to Parents website and app. These new resources provide an important tool for parents and coaches who play a key role in helping to keep kids and teens safe from concussion and other serious brain injuries.
The Government of Turkey today announced that substantially fewer Turkish adult citizens smoked cigarettes in 2012 versus 2008. In its announcement, the Turkish government cited results from its second round of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). The survey showed that 14.8 million people or 27.1 percent of the Turkish population indicated that they smoked in 2012 versus 16 million people or 31.2 percent of the population in 2008. This work was made possible by a grant to the CDC Foundation from Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.
Charles Stokes, CDC Foundation president and CEO, in a ceremony last evening received the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2013 Health-Care Hero Lifetime Achievement Award for his work helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advance its life-saving 24/7 work through public-private partnerships.
Pierce Nelson will oversee the CDC Foundation’s strategic communications efforts aimed at connecting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation with the private sector.