Government

How to Avoid “Evidence-Based Cynicism” in Health Innovation

January 4, 2018

Late Friday, December 15th, the Washington Post reported a story detailing seven terms the CDC (and likely other health agency) should avoid in budget documents. Shortly after the news broke, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the new CDC Director reached out to concerned staff via an all agency e-mail. The e-mail explained the terms were in fact,…

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Why is “Evidence-Based” Such a Controversial Term?

December 17, 2017

According to the Washington Post, the Trump Administration is prohibiting the CDC from using several words or phrases in future budget documents. Banning the words “fetus,” “transgender,” “diversity,” and “vulnerable.” is being met with widespread outrage (as it, of course, should be). Likewise, public health researchers, like their associates at the EPA are enraged that…

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