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DCA has led the development of major initiatives to prevent addiction, eliminate preventable illnesses, and strengthen health delivery.  These have included:

  • 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