Tom Frieden Future Leaders Fund

To honor Dr. Tom Frieden’s legacy as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in recognition of his profound impact on the health of America and the world, the CDC Foundation has launched the Tom Frieden Future Leaders Fund. This fund supports three CDC-led programs about which he cares deeply—the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and the recently-established Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) fellowship program. These three programs provide vital early-career training and hands-on experience for individuals interested in public health and related professions.

Dr. Tom FriedenThe CDC Foundation provided an initial lead gift of $20,000 to encourage additional support from individuals, philanthropies and the private sector.

The need for public health fellowships, training and development programs is more critical than ever, as the United States experiences an unprecedented public health workforce crisis. Some estimates indicate 250,000 more health workers are needed to maintain current capacity. A robust public health workforce is vital to ensuring the health, safety and security of America and the world.

The fund will build on Dr. Frieden’s life-saving legacy by enhancing and amplifying the impact of CDC’s PHAP, EIS and LLS programs. The goal of the fund is to fill existing gaps, increase impact and facilitate innovative opportunities in areas including enhancing program curricula and recruitment efforts; enabling involvement in emerging outbreaks for EIS teams; engaging additional expert faculty; and increasing partnerships to connect graduates with public health job needs.

Please join with the CDC Foundation to honor Dr. Frieden and ensure that future leaders have the training and support that is crucial to securing a safer, healthier world for all of us.

 

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Dr. Tom Frieden
Tom Frieden Future Leaders Fund
United States of America
To honor Dr. Tom Frieden's life-saving legacy by enhancing and amplifying the impact of three CDC-led program focused on developing future health leaders. These programs include CDC's Public Health Associate Program, the Epidemic Intelligence Service and the Laboratory Leadership Service fellowship program.
Multiple individuals and organizations
CDC Office Of State, Tribal, Local & Territorial Public Health Support, CDC Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services

Local Data for Better Health

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Strengthening the EIS Alumni Association

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EIS
Strengthening the EIS Alumni Association
United States of America
To strengthen the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Alumni Association (EISAA) and support the EIS Program. In an era of challenging public health priorities and fewer resources, a growing concern of CDC and the EISAA is ensuring program support in areas in which CDC and government financial and human resources are reduced. The EISAA proposes to strengthen the Alumni Association to ensure its vision, organization, and resources are oriented to support the alumni network and the EIS Program at CDC.
de Beaumont Foundation
CDC’s Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services; Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association (EISAA)

Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance

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Malaysia mom and baby
Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance
Malaysia
To reduce maternal and perinatal death globally through strengthening implementation of Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) systems and advise WHO and partners on guidance, standards of practice and tools to help achieve the post-MDG maternal and newborn goals and targets.
World Health Organization
CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

500 Cities Project: Local Data for Better Health

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CDC Lab is Small, but Important Outpost in Ebola War

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CDC Responds to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

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Boots On The Ground: CDC's Elite Disease Detectives

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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Study

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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Study
United States of America
To research the nairovirus, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, a tick-borne viral disease, especially common in East and West Africa. With mortality rates as high as 80 percent and with no FDA approved vaccines or therapeutics, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is considered a dangerous pathogen and a serious bioterrorism threat. The project will expand the knowledge of the ovarian tumor protease domain of the nairovirus to inform control measures and vaccine development.
University of Georgia (National Institutes of Health)
CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

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