Child and School Health
America's future depends on the health of our children. TFAH's reports focus on a number of major childhood health problems. These include infant mortality, childhood obesity, protecting children during health emergencies, and ensuring children receive needed vaccines.
TFAH has partnered with a number of organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to bring a range of children's health issues to national attention.
Special Issue Brief: Obesity Rates Among WIC Children
Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases
December 8, 2016
Senate Passes Sweeping 21st Century Cures Act Funding Medicine
December 7, 2016
Senate sends far-ranging medical cures bill to Obama's desk
December 7, 2016
Passage of Cures Act comes at expense of preventive health funding
November 26, 2016
Obesity rates fall for kids from low-income Washington families
November 24, 2016
In the war on weight, a victory in the battle against childhood obesity
Policy and Advocacy
For TFAH position statements and letters, congressional hearings, briefings and testimony, and additional policy and advocacy materials, click here.
November 17, 2016
Obesity Rates Among Young Children from Low-Income Families Declined in 31 States Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health Highlight Signs of Progress Among WIC Participants, but Emphasize Obesity Rates Remain Too High
Selected items from TFAH's Resource Library:
Addiction Resource Addiction Resource was founded in 2005 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Their goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. Instead, we work to provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make hte first step in seeking support.
Addiction Center: Health Effects of Youth Substance Abuse Addiction Center was founded by recovering addicts and health professionals to provide the most up-to-date information on various addictions and reviews of top treatment centers across the country.
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Inequities Among Gay Men & Men Who Have Sex With Men With support from the M·A·C AIDS Fund, TFAH undertook a literature review and convened a one-day consultation to consider strategies to mitigate the social determinants of health inequities among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).† Invited participants included research scientists, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)‡ health service providers, public policy advocates, and federal officials.*
Allies Against Asthma Allies Against Asthma is a national initiative to improve asthma control for children and adolescents. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction provided by the Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan, Allies supports seven community-based coalitions and their efforts to improve the way asthma is managed in their communities and provides resources to support other asthma groups throughout the United States.
Asbestos.com Asbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. We connect our visitors with the resources they need to understand and fight asbestos-related disease, all at no cost. We research the latest data about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases to ensure an accurate, up-to-date site, and we maintain relationships with doctors and cancer centers to promote patient access to cutting-edge treatment. Our free services include: providing literature on asbestos and related diseases; providing access to our on-staff nurse; matching patients up with qualified doctors in their area; managing a support group for asbestos victims and their families; helping veterans receive VA benefits for asbestos diseases; educating the public about social security disability and legal options; and much more.