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Mar 03, 2014, 10:00 ET
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TFAH Statement on the Final Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards: Important for the Nation's Health

 The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the final tier 3 motor...

Mar 03, 2014, 07:46 ET
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Public Health Experts Strongly Support Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General

 Leading public health experts and organizations – including American Public Health Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American...

Feb 27, 2014, 10:59 ET
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TFAH Statement on the FDA Releasing a Proposed Updated Nutrition Facts Label

 The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the Food and Drug...

Feb 25, 2014, 17:08 ET
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TFAH Statement on First Lady Michelle Obama's Proposal to Ban Marketing of Junk Food and Sodas in Schools

The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on First Lady Michelle Obama's...

Feb 06, 2014, 14:14 ET
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TFAH Statement: Adult Immunization Rates Remain Abysmal

Tens of Thousands Die Annually from Vaccine-preventable Diseases Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...

Feb 03, 2014, 17:47 ET
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Nearly Two-Thirds of States Lack Rescue Drug and Good Samaritan Overdose Laws

 A recent analysis, released by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) in October, of state drug laws and policies found a majority of states do...

Jan 29, 2014, 12:30 ET
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TFAH's Statement on the Conference Agreement on the Farm Bill

The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory...

Jan 14, 2014, 09:21 ET
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As Flu Season Becomes Widespread, Adults 18-64 Years Old Least Likely to Get Flu Shots

New Analysis Finds 32 States Fail to Vaccinate at least 40 Percent of Adults 18-64 Years Old  An analysis released today by the Trust for...

Jan 13, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Trust for America's Health Applauds New Recommendations from RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America

The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on...

Dec 17, 2013, 09:55 ET
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New "Outbreaks" Report Finds Major Gaps in Country's Ability to Counter Infectious Diseases; Majority of States Reach Half or Fewer of Key Indicators

A report released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) finds the nation's ability to prevent...

Nov 15, 2013, 10:39 ET
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Trust for America's Health Statement on Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy being Nominated for Surgeon General

 The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group...

Nov 07, 2013, 14:30 ET
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Trust for America's Health Statement on the Food and Drug Administration Proposing Measures to Eliminate Artificial Trans Fat

 The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH), on the Food and Drug...

Oct 23, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Trust for America's Health Statement on The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26

The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH), on the National Prescription Drug...

Oct 17, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Report Identifies Exemplary Community Disease and Injury Prevention Programs that Save Lives and Improve Health

The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) released a new report today highlighting 79 evidence-based disease...

Oct 10, 2013, 15:19 ET
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Trust for America's Health Statement on the "Mini-continuing Resolution" to fund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Fails to Adequately Protect the Health of Americans

 The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the "mini-continuing...

Oct 07, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Prescription Drug Abuse: More than Half of States Score 6 or Less out of 10 on New Policy Report Card, While Drug Overdose Deaths Doubled in 29 States in the Last Decade

A new report, Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic finds that 28 states and Washington, D.C. scored six or less out...

Sep 10, 2013, 09:14 ET
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Trust for America's Health Statement on the White House Prevention and Public Health Champions of Change

 The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the White House Champions...

Aug 22, 2013, 10:23 ET
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As the National Park Service Turns 97, Public Health and Youth Organizations Call for Full and Permanent Funding for Parks

 As the National Park Service turns 97, Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and other public health and youth organizations encourage First Lady...

Aug 15, 2013, 17:53 ET
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New Report: Adult Obesity Rates Hold Steady But Remain High

Rates Top 30 Percent in 13 States, Are Highest in South, Midwest and Among Baby Boomers After three decades of increases, adult obesity rates...

Jun 25, 2013, 13:46 ET
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TFAH's Statement on the Administration's Climate Action Plan: Good for the Nation's Health and Wealth

 The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the presidential...