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Government & Advocacy

  • 2002 - An Executive Memorandum issued by President Bush directed federal agencies to launch DisabilityInfo.gov, which serves as an accessible portal for information about programs, etc. The website is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and partnered with 21 other agencies.[1]


Births

  • 1955 - Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. - American Doctor, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).[2]


References

  1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/08/print/20020828.htmlDisabilityInfo.gov announcement
  2. "The CDC Director's Biography". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. May 21, 2007. Accessed on November 17, 2008.