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Mission: The cdc foundation helps the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) do more, faster by forging effective partnerships between cdc and others to fight threats to health and safety.
Programs: Zika contraception access networksee schedule o for descriptionzika contraception access network programin february 2016, the world health organization (who) declared the zika virus a public health emergency of international concern. Zika virus infection in pregnancy causes microcephaly and has been linked to pregnancy loss and problems in infants, including eye defects, hearing loss, and impaired growth. In response to the cdc-accelerated response to combat zika virus, the cdc foundation activated its u. S. Emergency response fund and global disaster response fund in february 2016 to assist during the zika response. During the zika virus outbreak, puerto rico had the highest number of zika infections in the united states, a high rate of unintended pregnancy and limited access to contraception, including long-acting reversible contraception. As part of the response, the cdc foundation launched the zika contraception access network (z-can), which increased access to contraception to prevent unintended pregnancies as a key medical countermeasure to mitigate adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes caused by the zika virus. Z-can was a multifaceted program to reduce zika-related pregnancy and birth complications by providing contraceptive products to women who chose to delay or avoid pregnancy during the zika outbreak. The goals of z-can were: 1) to establish a network of trained health care providers to provide client-centered contraceptive counseling and same-day access of the full range of food and drug administration (fda) approved reversible contraceptive methods at no cost; and 2) to raise awareness among women and families of the role of contraception as a primary prevention measure to reduce zika-related pregnancy and birth outcomes. The z-can program officially launched on april 30, 2016, with the first provider training in puerto rico. Subsequent trainings through october 2016 built a network of 177 z-can certified physicians and over 300 staff members at 139 clinics across puerto rico to provide the full range of reversible contraceptive methods, including long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc) to women free of charge. As of june 30, 2017, more than 17,500 women had received client-centered contraceptive counseling and their contraceptive method of choice and at no cost to them. The communications campaign for the program, ante la duda pregunta (aldp) raised awareness about z-can and garnered over 124 million impressions with 732,000 clicks across various media platforms.
data for healthsee schedule o for descriptiondata for healththe cdc foundation continued its partnership on the data for health initiative. This innovative effort to solving the world's most pressing public health problems with technology and data helps to fill major gaps in global health. Each year, more than 50 million people die around the globe and for many, the actual cause of death is never recorded, which is a major obstacle to developing data-driven policies that can improve public health. The data for health initiative will assist 20 low- and middle-income countries across latin america, asia and africa in strengthening their public health data systems and of data use for critical policy-making decisions. The cdc foundation, working alongside cdc, supports dedicated government staff in-country to strengthen birth and death registration systems and improve information on cause of death. The partnership also supports and convenes experts to create the best-in-class mobile phone risk factor surveys for noncommunicable diseases. Finally, it helps in-country, cdc-supported field epidemiology training program (fetp) residents and national public health institute staff improve capacity in ministries of health to use health data to inform policy development. More than 1. 2 billion people will be impacted by this project, living in countries with improved capacity to use data to inform critical public health decisions.
freedom from smoking initiativesee schedule o for descriptionfreedom from smoking initiativethe cdc foundation continued its global tobacco surveillance work as part of the bloomberg initiative to reduce tobacco use. Tobacco use kills approximately six million people annually, with nearly 80% percent of those deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. The cdc foundation's role in the bloomberg initiative to reduce tobacco use helps strengthen cdc's global tobacco surveillance efforts in high burden tobacco use countries and track the global tobacco epidemic. As one of a number of partners in the initiative, the cdc foundation collaborates with experts at u. S. Centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) and other partner organizations to support implementation of the global adult tobacco survey (gats) and tobacco questions for surveys (tqs), both components of the global tobacco surveillance system (gtss). Gats produces nationally representative data on tobacco use and key tobacco control measures. Round 1 gats has been completed in 28 countries, and five countries have completed round 2 gats. Additionally, the round 2 survey is planned or underway in six countries. Data from the survey covers over 3. 6 billion adults and over 85% of the world's adult smokers. Tqs is a globally standardized set of tobacco questions meant to improve comparability of tobacco data over time by harmonizing tobacco surveillance activities across various ongoing surveys. Tqs has been integrated into ongoing surveys in 73 countries, providing tobacco use data on over 3. 8 billion adults.
the foundation, working in collaboration with the cdc, spends the vast majority of its funds directly for programs and projects that further its exempt purposes. These disbursements are either in the form of grants or awards or in the form of fees for services. In addition to the programs mentioned in detail on schedule o, the foundation manages a variety of programs that include such things as chronic health and infectious diseases, global health priorities such as safe water and programs for environmental health and occupational health and safety.