Bloomberg Backs Frieden’s Next Act: Heart Disease and Preparing for New Epidemics

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Bloomberg Backs Frieden’s Next Act: Heart Disease and Preparing for New Epidemics

After running the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for eight years under President Obama, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden is starting a global health initiative that will focus on two big areas: heart health and epidemic preparedness.

Called Resolve, it is funded with $225 million over five years by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The program will be based at Vital Strategies, a public health nonprofit in New York, the city where Dr. Frieden served as health commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. . .

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