It Starts with You: Celebrating Your Impact

It starts with you. At the CDC Foundation we believe everyone can make an impact—no matter the size of your contribution. Every day, we leverage your support with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) world-class scientists and programs to do so much more than any of us could do alone. Together, we are improving and saving lives and working with CDC to make an impact around the globe.

I hope you will take a moment to learn about this work in our latest Report to Donors, which covers July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019. In the report, you’ll find stories about those who are making an impact—CDC and public health staff working on the frontlines, our partners who are helping us expand our work, and those leaving a legacy through innovative giving. View the Report

Over the last year, the CDC Foundation worked with CDC and our partners on hundreds of programs.

  • Your support is helping us strengthen disease surveillance throughout the world by building in-country capacity.
  • We are developing collaborations to address, high-burden, high-cost health conditions, such as high blood pressure, healthcare-associated infections and tobacco use.
  • We are also working to bring together partners to support our nation’s health through more robust health data systems—making sure the data is timely, active and predictive to keep us safe from the next health threat.
  • And we are building capacity for states to carry out opioid misuse prevention and response activities and programs.

“The CDC Foundation has been instrumental in not only helping us form this partnership with the donor, but continuing to support our efforts with the project,” said Del Yazzie, an epidemiologist with the Navajo Epidemiology Center, whose work related to hantavirus is featured in this year’s report. “We didn’t have the capacity to do some of these things on our own, so the partnership between CDC and the Foundation has been quite instrumental.”

Thanks to you, we are able to support many innovative programs—protecting people from emerging diseases, providing resources for patients, making roads safer, sharing information on important health topics, and much more.

Judy Monroe, MD, is president and CEO of the CDC Foundation.