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Feb 11, 2016, 08:46 ET

TFAH Calls for Additional Policies, Research, Funding and Public Health Capacity to Prepare for Zika and Other Emerging Outbreaks

 Trust for America's Health (TFAH) calls on U.S. policymakers to take additional steps to respond to the Zika virus in the Americas and its...

Feb 02, 2016, 14:30 ET

TFAH Calls for Urgent Action in Flint, MI, Jackson, MS and Renewed National Priority on Environmental Health

The following is a statement by Gail C. Christopher, D.N., board chair of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and vice president for policy and...

Jan 15, 2016, 11:40 ET

TFAH Applauds the Obama Administration for Showing Strong Support for Increased Collaboration between the Health and Education Sectors

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the Obama Administration for showing strong support for increased collaboration and coordination between...

Dec 17, 2015, 10:00 ET

Report Finds Major Gaps in Country's Ability to Prevent and Control Infectious Disease Outbreaks

 A new report released today found that more than half (28) of states score a five or lower out of 10 key indicators related to preventing,...

Nov 19, 2015, 10:00 ET

Nearly Half of States Score 5 or Lower out of 10 on Substance Misuse Prevention Report Card

According to a new Trust for America's Health (TFAH) report, Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works, 24 states scored five or lower out...

Nov 03, 2015, 08:30 ET

New TFAH Report Focuses on Priority Policies for Reducing Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences

 A new report, A Healthy Early Childhood Action Plan: Policies for a Lifetime of Well-being, released today by the Trust for America's Health...

Oct 28, 2015, 13:56 ET

TFAH Commends President Obama and Congressional Leadership for Securing the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

 The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) commends President Obama and Congressional leadership for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, and is...

Oct 01, 2015, 12:37 ET

TFAH Supports the EPA and Obama Administration in Beginning to Address the Serious Health Consequences of Ground-level Ozone

 The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will finalize an update to...

Sep 29, 2015, 08:52 ET

Trust for America's Health Releases Letter Detailing Strong Opposition to the Reconciliation Instructions Proposed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) released a letter detailing strong opposition to the Reconciliation Instructions proposed for consideration by...

Sep 21, 2015, 08:00 ET

New Report Finds 23 of 25 States with Highest Rates of Obesity are in the South and Midwest

U.S. adult obesity rates remained mostly steady―but high―this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and...

Jun 23, 2015, 08:55 ET

TFAH Statement: Lancet Commission and White House Summit Highlight Urgent Need to Address Climate Change Health Threats

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

Jun 17, 2015, 09:55 ET

Deaths from Injuries Up Significantly Over Past Four Years in 17 States; Majority of States Score 5 or Lower out of 10 on Injury Prevention Report Card

According to The Facts Hurt: A State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report, West Virginia has the highest numbers of injury-related deaths...

May 27, 2015, 11:31 ET

Trust for America's Health's Statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's Latest Clean Water Act Rule: Important for the Nation's Health

The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is pleased the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a final rule clarifying the definition of...

Feb 04, 2015, 09:02 ET

Measles Vaccination Rates for Preschoolers Below 90 Percent in 17 States

 An analysis released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) finds that fewer than 90 percent of children ages 19-to-35 months old have...

Feb 03, 2015, 13:20 ET

Trust for America's Health's Statement on the Public Health Aspects of the President's Proposed Budget

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

Dec 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

"Outbreaks" Report Finds Gaps in Nation's Ability to Respond to Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases; 25 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 that the Ebola outbreak exposes...

Nov 25, 2014, 17:16 ET

Trust for America's Health Statement on New FDA Nutritional Labeling Rules: Great for the Future Health and Wealth of the Country

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for releasing two final rules establishing nutritional...

Nov 12, 2014, 10:45 ET

More Than 100 National Organizations Demonstrate Strong Support for Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General

 Today, more than 100 national organizations – including the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Trust for America's Health...

Sep 25, 2014, 11:51 ET

$211 Million in Community Prevention Grants go to 193 Organizations in Every State

The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the awarding today of a new set of Community Prevention Grants by the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Sep 18, 2014, 15:26 ET

TFAH issues Statement on the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance, Recommends Government Take Additional Action

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