Dr. Monroe, president and CEO, CDC Foundation | Keynote speech
Dr. Judith Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation, has dedicated her career to protecting people and saving lives. Join us on November 19, 9 am (EST) as Dr. Monroe gives a keynote speech on 'Responding to a global pandemic and how we crush COVID'.
In her work at the CDC Foundation, Dr. Monroe advances priority programs that improve the health of people across America and around the world. The CDC Foundation mobilizes philanthropic and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection work, managing hundreds of programs in the United States and in more than 140 countries.
About the CDC Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic is again accelerating and hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost in America. The novel coronavirus is the greatest threat of our time to our health and the global economy, and it spares no one. All of us are at risk.
The CDC Foundation is working closely with public health authorities across the country to respond to the ongoing, rapidly increasing pandemic.
Thanks to its donors, the CDC Foundation has been meeting critical needs in the COVID-19 response. This includes distributing over 7 million pieces of personal protective equipment for frontline workers, providing laboratory and medical equipment and testing support, hiring more than 900 surge staff for health departments, sponsoring national communication campaigns, aiding long-term care facilities and community-based organizations serving marginalized populations, and supporting much-needed research.