Christine Kosmos, director of the Division of State and Local Readiness, at the CDC in Atlanta, joined conference attendees via telephone at the beginning of Tuesday’s lunch plenary to bring us up to date on the H1N1 virus. She reminded us that in a pandemic, everyone is susceptible. What is interesting, however, is that the H1N1 is disproportionately affecting the under 25-year-old age group.
Most of the heavy lifting to address this pandemic is being done at the local and state levels, in the doctor’s offices, at the local drugstore, in the school gymnasiums. So what can community foundations do?
In other words, support those things that government funding cannot be used for.
Together we can help lessen the impact of H1N1. Are you doing your part?
Leslie Dunford is vice president for Corporate Governance & Administration at The Cleveland Foundation.