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Monday, December 18, 2017

Healthcare: Public Health Stories - if Heard...?

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From: Neil Pakenham-Walsh 
To: HIFA - Healthcare Information For All 
Sent: Saturday, 16 December 2017, 08:59:54 GMT
Subject: [hifa] Trump administration bans the use of the terms “evidence-based”“science-based”

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CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”...

with thanks to Juan Gervas and EVIDENCE-BASED-HEALTH forum

Best wishes, Neil

Coordinator, HIFA Project on Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice

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----- Forwarded message -----
From: Neil Pakenham-Walsh 
To: HIFA - Healthcare Information For All 
Sent: Monday, 18 December 2017, 08:51:17 GMT
Subject: [hifa] Trump administration bans the use of the terms evidence-based and science-based (7)

The message below is from the CDC Director, from the CDC Facebook page:
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I want to assure you there are no banned words at CDC. We will continue to talk about all our important public health programs.

You may be understandably concerned about recent media reports alleging that CDC is banned from using certain words in budget documents. I want to assure you that CDC remains committed to our public health mission as a science- and evidence-based institution.

As part of our commitment to provide for the common defense of the country against health threats, science is and will remain the foundation of our work.

CDC has a long-standing history of making public health and budget decisions that are based on the best available science and data and for the benefit of all people—and we will continue to do so.

Below is the full HHS statement addressing the media reports.
"The assertion that HHS has 'banned words' is a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process. HHS will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans. HHS also strongly encourages the use of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions.”
-CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
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Best wishes, Neil

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