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CED Issues Statement on CDC Director's Call for Major Reforms of the Agency

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development, the public policy center of The Conference Board (CED), issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), that the CDC will be undertaking major reforms:

The Committee for Economic Development, the public policy center of The Conference Board (CED), welcomes the announcement from the CDC's Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, regarding the reorganization of the agency to prioritize public health needs, address continuing outbreaks, and restructure CDC communications to make guidance for the public clearer and easier to access. We share Dr. Walensky's goal of "a new, public health, action-oriented culture at the CDC that emphasizes accountability, collaboration, communication and timeliness." These and other reforms will help the agency respond much faster to public health emergencies, including the current monkeypox outbreak.

Many of the proposed reforms align with CED recommendations in its Solutions Brief, Preparing for the Next Health Crisis: Lessons from the Pandemic:

Looking forward, the CDC should also consult more closely with business through an advisory committee to minimize disruptions to the economy during public health emergencies and plan for the future.

About CED
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) is the public policy center of The Conference Board. The nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led organization delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions in the nation's interest. CED Trustees are chief executive officers and key executives of leading US companies who bring their unique experience to address today's pressing policy issues. Collectively they represent 30+ industries, over a trillion dollars in revenue, and over 4 million employees. www.ced.org 

About The Conference Board
The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what's ahead. Founded in 1916, we are a non-partisan, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.

SOURCE Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED)

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