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TFAH in the News

November 14, 2017
Tinder and Grindr don't want to talk about their role in rising STDs

November 1, 2017
U.S. Is Many Different Communities When it Comes to Health
Even within a single county, health outcomes for residents can vary widely.
U.S. News & World Report

October 28, 2017
New Surgeon General promises science, not political ideology, drives his policies
USA Today

October 26, 2017
The Health 202: Trump administration's relationship with Obamacare: It's complicated.
Washington Post

October 26, 2017
Trump Declares Public Health Emergency to Fight Opioid Crisis
Voice of America

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September 25, 2017
Graham-Cassidy is Legislative Malpractice--It Would Greatly Harm the Nation's Health
Joint Statement from American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America’s Health

September 19, 2017
National Youth Obesity Rate Holds Steady, New Data Show
Three out of 10 youth ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese

August 31, 2017
New Report Finds Progress to Prevent Obesity at Risk
Report Provides Recommendations for Actions as Adult Obesity Rates Now Exceed 35 Percent in 5 States

July 28, 2017
TFAH Statement on the ACA and the Prevention and Public Health Fund

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