The end of a calendar year provides an opportunity for reflecting on the previous year and looking forward to the one ahead. For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2012 was a very active and effective year.
I imagine many of you make contributions to one nonprofit or another. The reasons behind your giving are quite diverse – you believe in the cause; you want to honor or remember someone through a gift in their name; or you are looking for a tax deduction.
We’re proud to be one of the seven community organizations selected as a promising example of FEMA’s Whole Community model. We look forward to highlighting the progress we’ve made toward preparedness in Deschutes County, Oregon and contributing to a national effort to make sure America is prepared for emergencies.
Six former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directors (Drs. Foege, Gerberding, Koplan, Mason, Roper and Satcher) penned an opinion piece calling for federal policymakers to ensure that CDC remains well-resourced to fight disease outbreaks as well as the growing burden of chronic diseases in America.
Last week I read with interest former CDC Director William Foege’s article in the Washington Post on the public-private partnership that was developed to address the debilitating disease of river blindness, or Onchocerciasis.
The CDC Foundation is proud to build partnerships on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. This year, the center is celebrating 20 years of leadership in programs aimed at preventing injuries in the United States and in a number of countries overseas.
The Carter Center became Jimmy Carter's second career, and much of the work of the Center is about improving public health, effectively changing the health of millions of people. I don’t know what’s more heroic than that.
I knew about the CDC Foundation’s work through my years as a local health and state health director, and I valued the notion that a nimble partner with a governmental agency is important in today’s environment.
Business and civic leaders learned how CDC’s work is essential to a healthy economy during a behind-the-scenes tour of CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) mobile exam center.
According to a recent report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the CDC Foundation ranks as one of Atlanta's top charities – number 17 on the Chronicle's list of Atlanta's 50 Largest Nonprofit Organizations. The Chronicle ranked charities based on total 2011 annual revenue.
For the sixth year in a row, the CDC Foundation earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. We have a great staff, and I know we’re doing good work; across the organization professionals here at the Foundation demonstrate their dedication to effective stewardship and the advancement of CDC's work on a daily basis.
Recent headlines about West Nile Virus, hurricanes and hantavirus are an important reminder of how critical it is for public health experts to prepare for and respond to crises that affect entire communities.
I am an oncologist and medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I recently provided an expert commentary on Medscape about an educational website aimed at reducing infections in cancer patients.
I was pleased to have the opportunity recently to discuss public-private partnerships with Fran Kritz for NewPublic Health, a blog of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A Q&A of our conversation is posted today, as part of their Faces of Public Health editorial series.
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 (CDC) advance its life-saving 24/7 work through public-private partnerships.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. In recognition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new Vital Signs report to raise awareness about the importance of testing baby boomers for hepatitis C.
Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference, attended by 3,700 global leaders from across the health, education, philanthropy, government, media, finance, business and energy sectors, including 18 members of Congress.