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Jan 14, 2021, 11:12 ET Health Equity and COVID-19, Journey to Discovering Hepatitis C Among Key Topics on New Season of CDC Foundation's Contagious Conversations Podcast

How can everyone have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible? What was it like to discover hepatitis C and win the Nobel Prize in...


Nov 16, 2020, 11:03 ET CDC Foundation Launches Crush COVID-19 Campaign to Meet Urgent Needs Caused by Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic accelerates, the CDC Foundation today announced it is redoubling its response efforts through the official launch of the...


Oct 26, 2020, 14:07 ET Mona Hanna-Attisha to Receive 2020 Fries Prize for Improving Health

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, a highly-regarded pediatrician, scientist, activist and author, will receive the 2020 Fries Prize for Improving...


Sep 24, 2020, 11:03 ET CDC Foundation Names Lauren A. Smith to New Role Leading Health Equity and Strategy

The CDC Foundation today announced the creation of a new role, Chief Health Equity and Strategy Officer, and that Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH, is...


Sep 23, 2020, 10:03 ET CDC Foundation and Partners Launch New Coalition to Strengthen Outreach and Education for the COVID-19 Response

The CDC Foundation today launched the Community COVID Coalition to support outreach and education for state communication efforts for the COVID-19...


Sep 17, 2020, 10:03 ET New Initiative Connects People with Much-Needed Help to Improve Emotional Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many Americans are suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of whether they actually have COVID-19. As millions of Americans continue to...


Jul 29, 2020, 11:47 ET Jeffrey Koplan and Amelie Ramirez Join CDC Foundation Board of Directors

Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president for Global Health at Emory University, and Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, MPH, professor and chair of the Department...


Jul 22, 2020, 11:17 ET CDC Foundation's Contagious Conversations Podcast Highlights Critical COVID-19 Pandemic Topics

Why is COVID-19 not striking us all equally? How do contact tracers save lives? How does tradition affect health in our tribal communities? These are ...


Jul 15, 2020, 13:17 ET PetSmart Charities® Partners with CDC and CDC Foundation to Support Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Prevention on Tribal Lands

The CDC Foundation has received a $300,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. The grant will support the Preventing Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever on...


Jun 16, 2020, 14:07 ET CDC Foundation and Satcher Health Leadership Institute Partner to Address COVID-19 Health Inequities

The CDC Foundation and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine today announced a partnership to address the...


Mar 24, 2020, 11:47 ET CDC Foundation Launches Facebook Fundraiser to Benefit Coronavirus Response Efforts, Featuring $10 Million Facebook Match

The CDC Foundation today announced that Facebook is providing a 2-to-1 matching donation—up to $10 million—as part of the Foundation's Facebook...


Mar 19, 2020, 11:33 ET Renowned Behavioral Scientist Robert Kaplan Receives 2020 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Robert Kaplan, PhD, a renowned authority in healthcare and health services research today was awarded the 2020 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award....


Mar 18, 2020, 11:34 ET Lysol Makes $2 Million Matching Contribution to CDC Foundation's Coronavirus Crowdfunding Campaign to Encourage More Donations

The CDC Foundation today announced that Lysol has donated $2 million to the CDC Foundation's new Coronavirus campaign, "All of Us: Combat Coronavirus....


Mar 12, 2020, 14:17 ET CDC Foundation Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Extend and Accelerate Public Health Coronavirus Response

The CDC Foundation today announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising hundreds of millions dollars needed to bolster public...


Mar 04, 2020, 11:23 ET Dr. Phil McGraw Highlights CDC Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Response in Radio PSAs to Raise Awareness and Support

The CDC Foundation is releasing radio public service announcements featuring Dr. Phil McGraw, host of daytime television's "Dr. Phil," encouraging...


Feb 19, 2020, 11:03 ET Humanitarian Aid, Evolution of Public Health and More on New Season of CDC Foundation's Contagious Conversations Podcast

How can you provide medical aid to women in areas of instability and conflict? How can we prepare the next generation of the public health workforce? ...


Jan 27, 2020, 15:04 ET Novel Coronavirus Spread Spurs CDC Foundation Emergency Response Fund Activation; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Donates $1 Million

In recent weeks, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was detected in Wuhan City, China, and the virus has spread to a growing number of countries,...


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...