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No, the CDC did not ban a list of words

No, the CDC did not ban a list of words

"Recently there was a directive from the Trump administration banning certain word usage at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies (" "Diversity, ' 'fetus" among words said to be banned at HHS agencies", December 17 World-Herald).

The Post quoted a policy analyst from the CDC, and an official from the other HHS agency, who stated that briefings outlining the changes in language were held last week. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) receives budget documents from HHS organizations and 'oversee the president's vision across the Executive Branch.' Neither the OMB nor the HHS have yet responded to MPR's requests for comment.

The analyst could not remember a time when certain words would be banned from budget materials because they were deemed controversial, the Post reported.

The Health and Human Services Department has pushed back on the first report. Tweets from CDC Director Fitzgerald and comments from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson do not directly refute news stories indicating the seven words and phrases should be avoided in developing FY 2019 budget documents.

"The CDC remains committed to our public health mission as a science- and evidence-based institution, providing for the common defense of the country against health threats. HHS also strongly encourages the use of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions".

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"I want to assure you there are no banned words at CDC".

The opening statement on that website asserts, "The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities". However, she did not dispute the media reports. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered.

"I understand that confusion arose from a staff-level discussion at a routine meeting about how to present CDC's budget".

In October, the Trump administration asked for public comment regarding its plan to begin backing away from regulations on religious and faith-based groups. Never before in the history of this top public health agency has any governmental gag order been directed against it. For example, they said transgender people have multiple health challenges that affect not only their personal health, but also those of the wider community. "When ideology, fear, and ignorance dominate discourse in the public health arena, consequences are deadly", they wrote, noting that the federal government's unwillingness to acknowledge the appearance of HIV three decades ago enabled the disease to spread further and faster.

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