Search form

Sections

Foodborne Illness: 76 Million Cases Annually

Useful Resources

Foodborne Illness: 76 Million Cases Annually

December 16, 2008

Foodborne illness is a persistent public health problem in the United States despite government and industry attempts to improve the safety of our food supply and food preparation. Recent and massive recalls of peanuts and peanut products, spinach and eggs all have drawn national attention to the issue. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are 76 million cases of foodborne illness annually in the United States, resulting in 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths. That's likely underestimated because many cases are not reported. In 2010, the federal Food Safety Modernization Act became the most significant overhaul of food safety regulations since 1939.

Updated March 2011.

Announcements

Medicare recently announced big plans to tie half of all payments to performance by 2018. Is payment reform finally upon us, and could this help curb rising health care costs? Our expert panel will guide us through the changes and highlight innovations. For more info, click here.

We're looking for journalists who think big to apply for $2,000-$10,000 grants to report on health care reform, community health or vulnerable children, plus a 4 1/2 day training program. Click here for details.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

Ryan White has shared a blog post

Read it.

Ward Alper has shared a blog post

Read it.

CALLIE SHANAFELT has shared a fellowship project

Read it.

Giana Magnoli has shared a fellowship project

Read it.

Amy DePaul has shared a fellowship project

Read it.
More Member Activities

Follow Us

ReportingHealth

Reporting on Underserved Communities



How can journalists and foundations collaborate to deepen and improve reporting on underserved communities? Our USC Annenberg School of Journalism program in collaboration with The California Endowment, the Wyncote Foundation and Media Impact Funders, convened 75 leaders from both fields.

Read More »