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Dec 01, 2019, 09:02 ET CDC Foundation Receives Lead Gift from Walgreens to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic Fund

The U.S. Government has embarked on a once-in-a-generation opportunity to leverage data, scientific tools and technology to end the HIV epidemic in...


Nov 27, 2019, 10:04 ET CDC Foundation Debuts Original Song to Honor Those Protecting Health of People Worldwide

The CDC Foundation today debuted an original song and video in honor of those who work to protect the health of people across the globe. "Against All ...


Nov 12, 2019, 11:07 ET Dr. Leah Devlin Named Chair of the CDC Foundation's Board of Directors

Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH, has been named Chair of the CDC Foundation Board of Directors. Devlin joined the board in 2012. She is a Professor of the...


Nov 04, 2019, 14:01 ET Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières to Receive 2019 Fries Prize for Improving Health

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international independent medical humanitarian organization, will receive the 2019 Fries...


Oct 23, 2019, 09:27 ET CDC Foundation Commemorates 10 Years of Helping Cancer Patients Prevent Infection with Launch of Innovative Communications Tools

The CDC Foundation commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients (PICP) program by launching new resources...


Oct 15, 2019, 11:02 ET New Hand Hygiene Campaign Promotes Community Health to Reduce Illness and Infection

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing can prevent one in three cases of diarrhea and one in five respiratory ...


Sep 18, 2019, 13:04 ET Vanessa Benavides of Kaiser Permanente Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors

Vanessa M. Benavides, senior vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation...


Sep 11, 2019, 11:04 ET CDC Foundation Releases Season 3 of Contagious Conversations Podcast

Who are the advocates behind the response to the Flint water crisis? How has West Africa recovered from the Ebola crisis and prepared itself for...


Jun 20, 2019, 10:00 ET Data Released Today Shows 2,100 Maternal Deaths Potentially Averted in Kigoma, Tanzania, Through Focus on Maternal Health

A region in Tanzania that focused on improving obstetric care services potentially averted an estimated 2,100 maternal deaths between 2011–2018,...


May 29, 2019, 11:06 ET CDC Foundation Releases Season 2 of Contagious Conversations Podcast

How does your zip code affect your health? How close are we to eradicating polio? How can policy changes at the state level make communities...


May 08, 2019, 13:32 ET Elaine Chambers Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors

Philanthropist Elaine Chambers has been elected to the board of directors of the CDC Foundation. Chambers has a passion for supporting educational...


May 06, 2019, 09:00 ET Expansion of Clean Hands Count Campaign Reaches New Healthcare Audiences, Includes Educational Materials in Spanish

Keeping hands clean by practicing hand hygiene is one of the most important steps to take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. In...


Apr 17, 2019, 11:00 ET CDC Foundation, Amgen Announce Program to Increase Awareness and Knowledge of Cardiovascular Diseases Globally

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for nearly 18...


Mar 28, 2019, 12:03 ET Health Equity Advocate Shiriki Kumanyika Receives 2019 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, a distinguished scholar in the fields of public health nutrition and health disparities research today was awarded the...


Mar 20, 2019, 11:00 ET CDC Foundation Launches New Video to Promote Strategies to Prevent Substance Misuse

Adolescence is a critical high-risk period for the initiation of substance use. According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and...


Mar 12, 2019, 11:02 ET CDC Foundation Launches New Contagious Conversations Podcast

Are you curious about the people who are tackling some of the world's toughest health challenges and what set them on that path? The CDC Foundation...


Jan 16, 2019, 11:33 ET Shirley Franklin and Kristen Silverberg Join CDC Foundation Board of Directors

Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta, and Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, managing director at the Institute of International Finance, have each...


Nov 12, 2018, 13:02 ET J. Michael McGinnis to Receive 2018 Fries Prize for Improving Health

J. Michael McGinnis, MD, MA, MMP, a highly-regarded epidemiologist and health policy expert, will receive the 2018 Fries Prize for Improving Health....


Sep 18, 2018, 13:03 ET CDC Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 12th Consecutive Year

For the 12th consecutive year, the CDC Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and...


Sep 13, 2018, 14:00 ET New Report Strives to Advance Better Health Outcomes through Evidence-Based Laws and Health Policies

Today, the Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project, a collaboration between the CDC Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the...


Sep 12, 2018, 14:46 ET CDC Foundation Emergency Fund to Bolster Response Efforts and Address Health Threats Following Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence churning toward the U.S. East Coast, the potential for catastrophic damage from winds and flooding looms large. To ready a...


Jul 12, 2018, 11:03 ET Former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Vice President Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors

James Marks, MD, MPH, has been elected to the board of directors of the CDC Foundation. Marks recently retired from his role as executive vice...


Jun 05, 2018, 09:00 ET Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients Program to Launch Innovative Tools to Improve Patient-Provider Conversations

The CDC Foundation and Amgen today announced several new initiatives that will be available this summer as part of the Preventing Infections in...


Apr 05, 2018, 11:00 ET Active Living Champion Dr. James F. Sallis Receives 2018 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

James F. Sallis, PhD, a distinguished professor emeritus of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego and...


Jan 18, 2018, 06:36 ET Impact of the Zika Contraception Access Network (Z-CAN) for Women in Puerto Rico Highlighted in The Lancet Public Health

In 2016 during the Zika virus outbreak, Puerto Rico had the highest number of Zika infections in the United States, a high rate of unintended...