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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Adds Hispanic Media Resources to New Online Newsroom


Resources for Hispanic media have been added to the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Online Newsroom. The Hispanic Media Resource section is designed to provide easy access to credible health information for Spanish-language media and English-language media that reaches Hispanic audiences. The web pages will supplement the new CDC Online Newsroom, which launched on September 4, 2008.

Hispanic Media Resources include:

  • Quick links to popular information like Hispanic and Latino health disparity information, data and statistics, as well as CDC documents translated into Spanish
  • An expanded library of formatted articles translated into Spanish. These ready-to-print health articles are free to use in any publication
  • Biographies for some of CDC’s most popular Spanish-speaking experts
  • Timely story ideas of special relevance for Hispanic and Latino audiences
  • Contact information for Arleen Porcell-Pharr, CDC’s Spanish Language Public Affairs Specialist

The following features of the new CDC Online Newsroom are available for all media:

  • Sign-up option to receive embargoed press releases and updates from other CDC publications
  • Newsroom image library with frequently requested high resolution photos
  • Press officer contact information
  • CDC media kit and fast facts


CDC Hispanic Media Resources are live at  The new online newsroom is accessible at


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