About the Campaign
The first national public awareness campaign on chronic fatigue syndrome was launched June 7, 2006, and will continue into 2009. This multifaceted $6 million campaign is designed to educate both the general public and health care professionals about CFS.
Primary funding for the campaign has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The funding came from the health marketing arm of the CDC, leaving their CFS research budget intact. The CFIDS Association of America was selected as the contractor to implement the campaign.
The campaign delivers vital information about who is at risk for CFS, the symptoms of the illness, treatment and management options, the importance of seeking diagnosis and treatment, and the impact of CFS illness on both patients and family members.
This campaign is igniting interest in CFS and sparking increased understanding about the illness among the general public, health care professionals, legislators and the media. The campaign also has the potential to increase research funding for CFS from federal, biotech and pharmaceutical sources over the next decade.
For More Information
To go to the CDC’s CFS and campaign website, click here