"HHS will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans", the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a statement to ABC News. "As I have said previously, there are no banned, prohibited or forbidden words at the CDC - period".
At a second HHS agency, officials were also told to avoid using the words listed in the guidance document - vulnerable, diversity and entitlement - and to replace " "ACA" and "Affordable Care Act" with "Obamacare" wherever those terms appear.
According to the Post, for some of the words, CDC analysts were given alternative terms to use. In the wake of the story, other news outlets said a similar budget document language request was made to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the CDC. "H.H.S. also strongly encourages the use of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions".
Our nation's public research universities are committed to continuing their strong partnership with the federal government, including the CDC, in both conducting the research to better understand diseases and other public health concerns as well as delivering treatments and developing methods for limiting outbreaks and systemic health crises. However, she did not dispute the media reports.
On principle, I am very concerned about efforts to restrict the CDC's language in any way as it seeks to communicate with Congress and the public about its priorities for protecting and ensuring public health.
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Planned Parenthood and other progressive-liberal organizations are lashing out at the Trump administration over a claim they are censoring words that can be used by government officials.
One medical leader from an outside agency, who works closely with CDC employees, said a CDC ban on certain words and terms may not be limited to budget documents.
The groups are the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The agency is able to protect public health through science precisely because its policies are based on science and evidence.
Since President Donald Trump took office, a number of federal agencies have moved to downscale data collection on topics like climate change and homeless people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and to remove information on such topics from some government websites. For example, they said transgender people have multiple health challenges that affect not only their personal health, but also those of the wider community.
"The prohibition has the potential to freeze scientific advancement at the agency and across the Department, and it sends a clear message that the Trump Administration is yet again prioritizing ideology over science", they wrote in their letter. Instead of "science-based" or "evidence-based", the suggested phrase is "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes", the person said.