How do you #ShowImpact? To help extend the CDC Foundation’s new brand, NBA Hall of Famer and CDC Foundation Board member Dikembe Mutombo joins with CDC Foundation staff to show how we can achieve so much more together than any of us can do alone.
Our programs are as diverse as the expansive role of CDC in the global public health arena. Each of our programs involves a talented team of experts at CDC and at least one outside funding partner. Learn more about our programs at https://www.cdcfoundation.org/programs
CDC is committed to a single mission: protecting America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC learns how to fight them and how to support communities and citizens in preventing them. CDC applies groundbreaking research and real-time emergency response to keep America healthy, safe and secure.
CDC is a key player in preparing the nation for large-scale public health emergencies — whether terrorist attacks, pandemic flu or natural disasters. CDC works with its partners at the national and local levels to develop and improve emergency preparedness plans that can be activated the moment disaster strikes. In addition, CDC experts are often among the first on the frontlines of a disaster, monitoring for potential disease outbreaks and assessing damage to healthcare infrastructures. The CDC Foundation has a number of funds and programs designed to support CDC's emergency preparedness and response activities.