Speakers At Work
Since August 1998, the Speakers Bureau has continually evolved as a means to meet requests from partners and the general public for first-hand/real time information on hot topics and emerging public health issues. Since its inception, the Speakers Bureau has received requests from stakeholders around the world such as schools, universities, community organizations, business corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Here is a snapshot of the great ways speakers connect with the community.
Handwashing is Fundamental
Hand washing prevents the spread of pathogens, viruses, and bacteria that cause disease and illnesses such as acute respiratory infections, influenza, Streptococcus, and the common cold amongst many others. The Community Relations team educated thousands of school age children on proper hand washing in 2011 alone. We are looking forward to educating even more this year!
Knowledge is Power
Through the Speakers Bureau, CDC staff share the great work CDC does 24/7 to save lives, protect people from health threats and save money through prevention. On a daily basis members from the community at large call on CDC staff to offer expertise on an array of public health topics via conferences and seminars throughout the United States and internationally.
Pictured: Mark Ragan and Kathy Nellis at the Ragan Conference
Molding Future Leaders
"What do I want to be when I grow up?" Members of CDC Speakers Bureau help young minds navigate this question by participating in Career Day events at local schools. Speakers share the importance of education while opening up the minds of impressionable students by sharing the fascinating public health work we do here at CDC.