Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $2.5 million across 35 different projects to improve cystic fibrosis newborn screening across the country.
Cystic fibrosis affects people of every racial and ethnic group. Of the nearly 40,000 people living with CF in the U.S., approximately 15% are identified as racially or ethnically diverse. Research shows that people of color with CF, particularly people who are Black and Hispanic, experience unique challenges and often have negative experiences that can lead to poorer outcomes. Some of these inequities are referenced in the following data.
The Foundation seeks to advance its mission by making improvements in key areas of health equity and outcomes and diverse workforce development.
The Foundation’s commitment to these principles will continue to be a cornerstone of the Foundation’s work to advance our mission in 2023.
CEO pledge is part of the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to strengthen the organization and better serve all people with CF