DCA has led the development of major initiatives to prevent addiction, eliminate preventable illnesses, and strengthen health delivery. These have included:
- a $100 million global campaign, led by the US Fund for UNICEF, to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus;
- a $75 million global campaign, led by Kiwanis International and UNICEF, to eliminate iodine deficiency disorder, a leading cause of preventable mental retardation;
- the creation of the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids, and new strategic initiatives of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America;
- a new initiative to improve the understanding and care of sleep disorders, led by Harvard Medical School and WGBH-Boston;
- the design and implementation of one of the country’s largest biomedical product donations programs, led by Genzyme Corporation in partnership with Project Hope;
- the regional expansion (in Southern Africa) of what has become the world’s largest clinical training program for the care of people with HIV/AIDS, led by the Foundation for Professional Development; and
- development of a public-private partnership to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta.