DATE
January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Resources

Bethesda, MD (January 21, 2021)—The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) to support expansion of activities to educate healthcare professionals and the public about COVID-19.

“With the US in the midst of an unprecedented national vaccination program to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the mission of NFID has never been more relevant or timely. CDP funding will enable NFID to expand efforts to educate healthcare professionals and the public about COVID-19, including addressing questions and concerns about new vaccines and reinforcing the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, handwashing, and other public health measures,” said NFID Executive Director and CEO, Marla Dalton, CAE.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NFID has continued to provide updated education via complimentary webinars, media outreach efforts, and social media. NFID will utilize the CDP funding to expand awareness activities and dispel myths and misconceptions about COVID-19 through public service announcements, media engagement, and other efforts, with targeted outreach to vulnerable populations.

Through the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund, CDP continues to support domestic and international organizations working on response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in communities worldwide.

“Trustworthy information is a vital component of securing public health and long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sally Ray, director of special initiatives at CDP. “We are proud to support the NFID efforts to get critical information to healthcare professionals and the public on how we can keep ourselves, each other, and our communities safe.”

About the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Founded in 1973, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the burden, causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. Visit www.nfid.org for more information about NFID. Learn more about COVID-19 at www.nfid.org/infectious-disease/coronaviruses/.

About the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)

The mission of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy is to leverage the power of philanthropy to mobilize a full range of resources that strengthen the ability of communities to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur. CDP manages domestic and international Disaster Funds on behalf of corporations, foundations, and individuals through targeted, holistic, and localized grantmaking. For more information, visit: http://disasterphilanthropy.org.

Contact: Diana Olson, dolson@nfid.org, 301-656-0003 x140

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