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Former CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiative

Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is starting a new initiative to tackle some of global health's thorniest issues: cardiovascular disease and epidemics. Frieden, a former New York City health commissioner who spent seven years leading the CDC during...

Former U.S. CDC director takes aim at outbreaks, heart disease

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden on Tuesday announced the start of a new public health initiative funded by private philanthropies to fight heart disease and stroke and shore up infectious disease capabilities around the world.

Resolve health initiative aims to save 100m lives worldwide

Lead by Dr Tom Frieden, the Resolve initiative hopes to save millions with interventions such as epidemic preparedness, salt reduction and a trans fats ban A new initiative to save 100 million lives globally through simple interventions...Show More Summary

Former CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiative

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Tom Frieden, with backing from Gates, Bloomberg and Chan Zuckerberg, will focus on preventing cardiovascular disease and fighting epidemics.

Brenda Fitzgerald named new CDC director

Georgia’s public health commissioner, Brenda Fitzgerald, will succeed Dr. Tom Frieden as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading ? The post Brenda Fitzgerald named new CDC director appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Georgia health commissioner named CDC director in Atlanta

Georgia's health commissioner has been named the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald succeeds Dr. Tom Frieden, who resigned in January at the … Click to Continue »

Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Global health leader and former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Frieden,...Show More Summary

Meet Anne Schuchat, The Pro-Vaccine Researcher Who Just Took Over The CDC

10 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Dr. Tom Frieden, one of the longest-serving directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, turned in his resignation Friday at the beginning of President Donald Trump’s new administration. In his place, Dr. Anne Schuchat has begun to serve as interim director of the CDC until Dr. Show More Summary

Rear Admiral with a lot of experience now acting CDC director

At noon Friday, when President Donald J. Trump took the oath of office, Dr. Tom Frieden ceased being director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He left CDC on a day when the agency was dealing with the first known outbreak in the U.S. of Seoul Virus, a form of hantavirus, linked to... Continue Reading

Outgoing CDC chief talks about the agency's successes - and his greatest fear

10 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Tom Frieden's tenure has been tested by a swine flu pandemic, Ebola and Zika epidemics and the nation's still-increasing overdose crisis.

Zika threat isn’t over, CDC director warns pregnant women thinking about beach vacations

CDC Director Tom Frieden said he is worried that people may think the worst of Zika is over and that they can let down their guard. Continue reading ? The post Zika threat isn’t over, CDC director warns pregnant women thinking about beach vacations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Health officials concerned about low flu shot numbers, especially among older adults

Although last year’s flu vaccine was the most successful yet, low vaccination rates last season have health officials worried for another low turnout this year, especially among the elderly. Dr. Tom Frieden, the CDC director, warned, “Flu is serious. Show More Summary

Preventing Suicide Takes a Public Health Approach

Co-authored by: Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, Director of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services "Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off." CDC Director Tom Frieden reminded us of that Paul Brodeur quotation last year while...Show More Summary

CDC: Zika still a big threat to U.S.

CDC director Tom Frieden recommends pregnant women and their partners take caution while traveling within Miami-Dade County.

CDC: Our Zika Money Is Basically Gone

"The cupboard is bare." Not the most reassuring sentence when the speaker is CDC head Tom Frieden and what was formerly in the cupboard was the agency's Zika-fighting money. Congress has thus far failed to direct emergency funds to fighting the Zika virus, so the CDC rerouted $222 million intended...

CDC Director: Travel advisory to Florida could last a year

last yearHealth : The Checkup

Zika is spreading in Florida. I talked to CDC Director Tom Frieden about the unprecedented travel advisory, ways to control Zika spread and what people should do to protect themselves.

Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Might Be Resistant to Insecticide Used in Miami

New cases of mosquito-borne Zika identified in the past few days in Miami, Florida could be a sign that the mosquitos carrying the virus are resistant to the insecticide being used in the area, CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a briefing on Monday.

Worth reading: Racism, fighting epidemics, and environmental justice in Cleveland

Recent pieces address racism, stress, and mortality; an interview with CDC Director Tom Frieden on Zika; why mocking environmental justice in Cleveland is especially inappropriate; and more.

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