For decades, visionary leaders have showcased how Atlanta is a center for global health. The vision still holds true – despite a setback with the dismantling of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI).
It’s hard to overstate the impact Kent C. “Oz” Nelson had on Atlanta. Nelson, who served as CEO of UPS from 1990 to 1996., died April 6 at the age of 85.
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 […]
The message is clear: Nobody is safe until all of us are safe. When it comes to vaccines to protect people from the COVID-19 virus and its variants, we will need to ta global strategy
Plus, lots of hospital funds raised and more …
Since March 21, Georgians have been paid about $10.5 billion in unemployment benefits.
Handling homelessness, hunger, education and oh yea, a pandemic.
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 […]
As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on December 6, 2019
It’s a family affair. Earlier this year, Judy Monroe, CEO of the CDC Foundation, asked her songwriting daughter – Kelley Elle – if she could write a song for global health.
Atlanta is capitalizing on its unique role as the center for global health with the launch of the national Global Health Crisis Coordination Center.
By Judy Monroe, MD Heading into an emergency response you know one thing: needs going into the crisis will always evolve and change. That’s to be expected, so it is essential organizations have flexibility to adapt to whatever is occurring on the ground. Since I’ve been at the CDC Foundation for four years now, I […]
By Lisa Splitlog, Director of Communications for the CDC Foundation Despite the fact that vaccination is one of the world’s most effective ways to save and protect lives, significant hurdles remain. In particular, measles is among the leading causes of vaccine-preventable death among children worldwide, and congenital rubella syndrome is a major cause of birth […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
By Dr. Judy Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation For many, Zika virus has fallen off the radar since the height of the outbreak in the western hemisphere in 2015–17 as the news cycle has moved on to other challenges. But Zika virus remains front and center to the families with children born […]
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 […]
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) […]