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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...

Sep 04, 2014, 09:05 ET

New Report Finds Adult Obesity Rates Increased in Six States

Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to The State of...

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...