Announcements

  • Record Measles Numbers Underscore Urgency of Heightened Vaccine Outreach, Access

    The announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday that measles cases in the United States have reached numbers unseen since the disease was declared eliminated here in 2000 brings with it the real possibility that measles could again become endemic in this country.
  • House Spending Bill Recognizes Need to Strengthen Health Responses and Research

    Once again rejecting proposed cuts to vital domestic and global health programs and research, House appropriators Wednesday approved funding for fiscal year 2020 that demonstrates commitment to tackling critical health challenges and threats at home and abroad.
  • Experts Call for Strengthened, Integrated Strategies Addressing “Converging Public Health Crisis” of

    An article published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases calls on the federal government to support coordinated and strengthened responses by infectious diseases and substance use specialists.
  • White House Budget Plan Shows Some Investment but Inadequate Commitment to Sustained Public Health R

    The president’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal released Monday is responsive to some of our nation’s most urgent public health challenges.
  • Ebola Hearing Highlights Global Health Investment Payoffs, Ongoing Needs

    The Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee’s hearing on the continuing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo brought the unprecedented challenges posed by the current outbreak, as well as the responses needed before policymakers Thursday.