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Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors

August 21, 2013

Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, senior vice president for Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy for Kaiser Permanente was named to the board of directors of the CDC Foundation this week.

“Ray has been a long-time supporter and partner to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation,” said Gary Cohen, chair of the CDC Foundation board of directors. “We are so pleased to have him join the board. His passion and commitment for improving public health will help us in advancing CDC’s life-saving work.”

The CDC Foundation helps the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do more, faster, by forging effective partnerships between CDC and corporations, foundations and individuals to support CDC’s work to fight threats to health and safety. The foundation manages approximately 200 programs in the U.S. and in countries around the world.

“Kaiser Permanente has been a longtime partner of the CDC Foundation,” said Baxter. “In consultation and partnership with them, we have invested dollars to support disaster recovery and mobilized our own workforces to respond in times of crisis. As I join the board, I look forward to finding additional ways to contribute to national and global efforts to improve public health.”

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In addition to the CDC Foundation board, Baxter serves on the advisory boards of the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and the Duke University Institute for Health Innovation, the Global Agenda Council on Health of the World Economic Forum, the board of Archimedes, Inc., and is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.

Baxter has long been recognized as a national leader in public health. In 2006, he received the CDC Foundation Hero Award. He was honored for his affirmation of the critical importance of public health’s role in addressing the health consequences of Hurricane Katrina and for his longstanding commitment to improving the health of communities. In 2001, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health honored him for his service with the San Francisco Department of Public Health in the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.

Learn more about Baxter through this Q&A post featured on the CDC Foundation Blog.