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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2008
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

Union of Concerned Scientists Report on Media Relations


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of 15 federal agencies included in a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists about media relations' policies at federal agencies. CDC received high marks for having a well written and thorough policy when it comes to communicating scientific information to the public through the news media. The report also suggests that the agency work to improve putting the policy into practice (as perceived by the scientists it affects).


The full report can be found at


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