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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: February 5, 2009
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Adds African-American Media Resources to New Online Newsroom


Resources for African-American media have been added to the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Online Newsroom. The African-American Media Resource section is designed to provide easy access to credible health information for African-American media and media with an African-American audience. The web pages will supplement the new CDC Online Newsroom, which launched on September 4, 2008.

African-American Media Resources include:

  • Quick links to popular information like African-American health disparity information or data and statistics
  • An expanded library of formatted articles targeted to African-American readers. These ready-to-print health articles are free to use in any publication
  • Biographies for some of CDC's most popular African-American experts
  • Timely story ideas of special relevance for African-American audiences
  • Contact information for Rhonda Smith, CDC's African-American 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 African-American Media Resources are live. The new online newsroom is accessible at


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