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Reporter’s Notebook: Councilmember Norwood’s private election monitoring finds no issues

Let’s take a look at this week in Georgia History.  On Jan. 14, 1940, Julian Bond was born. Bond was a leader throughout the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. In 1960, he helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and organized voter drives.  He was elected to the Georgia House in 1965, but the body […]

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New Task Force Aims to Examine COVID-19 Health Inequities

By Amy Tolchinsky When the novel coronavirus first appeared in the United States, little was known about the virus that spread so swiftly throughout the country. Each day we are learning more, but there are still many unanswered questions, especially about the health inequities of COVID-19. Preliminary data has shown us that racial and ethnic […]

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New Toolkit Provides Resources to Improve Data and Support Global Cervical Cancer Prevention Efforts

By Deborah Magsaysay, program officer for the CDC Foundation Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable, so why is it the fourth most common cancer in women with an estimated 570,000 new cases last year? In 2018, cervical cancer represented 7.5 percent of all female cancer deaths. Of the more than 311,000 estimated deaths from cervical […]

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Protect Yourself Against Infection: New Tool To Enhance Patient-Provider Conversations During Cancer Treatment

By Robert Lubitz, MD, MPH, a cancer survivor, physician-executive and an advocate for safe patient care. Lubitz is also the husband of CDC Foundation President and CEO Dr. Judy Monroe. Being told you have cancer is a devastating moment in your life, and my first reaction was probably typical of most patients‒fear. Fear of the […]

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New Initiative Announced to Confront the U.S. Opioid Overdose Epidemic

By Dr. Judy Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation Unfortunately, most of us have a connection to the opioid overdose crisis now hitting the United States, whether through the struggles of a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor. Here’s a statistic that brings the epidemic home: Today, more than 2 million people in […]

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3-D Innovations, Algorithms and the Science of Body Measurement

Photo above: Dr. Maria Jefferds, CDC, and Dr. Karim Bougma, CDC Foundation, are studying the potential of a new technology on anthropometric data collection. The new automated system could have far reaching implications for public health—providing more accurate information will lead to better resource mobilization and preventive measures. By Terri Heyns When working in the field, […]

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With Your Support, We Can Create a Bright Future for Kenya’s Disadvantaged Girls

Photo above credit Starehe Girls’ Centre and School By Elizabeth Patrick, donor relations officer for the CDC Foundation On August 7, 1998, Louise Martin DVM, MS, EIS ’85, a beloved and caring individual, stopped by the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, to pick up some mail when a terrorist bomb went off nearby, destroying the […]

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Ebola Outbreak Response in DRC Demonstrates Importance of Global Health Security

By Judy Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation We recently marked the second month since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While this latest outbreak has been alarming, recent news coming out of DRC is encouraging. Importantly, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that […]

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CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp—An Unforgettable Summer Camp Experience For Students

By Amy Tolchinsky, senior communications officer for the CDC Foundation It’s summer time—what is your high school student doing this summer? A select group of rising high school juniors and seniors are re-creating global outbreaks, participating in mock press conferences and learning about chronic disease surveillance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) […]