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June 10, 2014
Statement on Provisions in the Agriculture Appropriations Bill: Threatening to Children’s Health

June 2, 2014
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the EPA’s Latest Proposed Pollution Standards for Power Plants: A Critical Step for the Nation’s Future Health

May 22, 2014
Trust for America’s Health Statement on Climate Change, the Nation’s Health and the MomentUs Leadership Summit

May 16, 2014
National Organizations Demonstrate Strong Support for Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General

May 6, 2014
TFAH’s Statement on the National Climate Assessment: A Clarion Call to Action

March 3, 2014
Public Health Experts Strongly Support Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General

March 3, 2014
TFAH Statement on the Final Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards: Important for the Nation’s Health

February 27, 2014
TFAH Statement on the FDA Releasing a Proposed Updated Nutrition Facts Label

February 25, 2014
TFAH Statement on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Proposal to Ban Marketing of Junk Food and Sodas in Schools

February 6, 2014
TFAH Statement: Adult Immunization Rates Remain Abysmal
Tens of Thousands Die Annually from Vaccine-preventable Diseases

February 3, 2014
Nearly Two-Thirds of States Lack Rescue Drug and Good Samaritan Overdose Laws

January 29, 2014
TFAH’s Statement on the Conference Agreement on the Farm Bill

January 14, 2014
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

January 13, 2014
Trust for America's Health Applauds New Recommendations from RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America

December 17, 2013
New “Outbreaks” Report Finds Major Gaps in Country’s Ability to Counter Infectious Diseases; Majority of States Reach Half or Fewer of Key Indicators

November 15, 2013
Trust for America’s Health Statement on Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy being Nominated for Surgeon General

November 7, 2013
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Food and Drug Administration Proposing Measures to Eliminate Artificial Trans Fat

October 23, 2013
Trust for America’s Health Statement on The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26

October 17, 2013
Report Identifies Exemplary Community Disease and Injury Prevention Programs that Save Lives and Improve Health

October 10, 2013
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

October 7, 2013
Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic

September 10, 2013
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the White House Prevention and Public Health Champions of Change

August 22, 2013
As the National Park Service Turns 97, Public Health and Youth Organizations Call for Full and Permanent Funding for Parks

August 15, 2013
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

June 25, 2013
TFAH’s Statement on the Administration’s Climate Action Plan: Good for the Nation’s Health and Wealth

June 6, 2013
TFAH Releases “The Truth about the Prevention Fund”

May 16, 2013
TFAH’s Statement on Farm Bill Legislation in the House and Senate: Much Should be Improved

April 12, 2013
TFAH’s Statement on the Reallocation of Portions of the Prevention and Public Health Fund

March 20, 2013
On Third Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, TFAH Launches Story Bank of Prevention Success Stories from Around the Country

March 4, 2013
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act

January 29, 2013
New Report Provides High-Impact Recommendations to Improve Prevention Policies in America

January 24, 2013
New Report Calls for Federal Action to Close Achievement Gap by Addressing School Health
Health in Mind Features Solutions to Public Education and Health Challenges

January 22, 2013
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention for America Act

January 15, 2013
Past Low Flu Vaccination Rates and Gaps in Flu Policies Contribute to Vaccine Shortages and Other Problems in Preparedness
Fewer than Half of Americans Vaccinated for Flu Last Season

December 19, 2012
TFAH Statement on the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2012—Urges Senate Passage by Year’s End

December 19, 2012
Majority of States Score 6 or Lower Out of 10 Indicators in Report on Health Emergency Preparedness

November 13, 2012
Joint Statement on Antibiotic Resistance from 25 National Health Organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

September 18, 2012
Adult Obesity Rates Could Exceed 60 Percent in 13 States by 2030, According to New Study
Related Health Care Costs Could Climb by More Than 20 Percent in Nine States

September 5, 2012
New Report Calls for Rethinking Battle Against HIV/AIDS Among Gay Men in U.S.
Recent science and policy advances could be turning point in the domestic gay epidemic

August 13, 2012
MISSISSIPPI HAS HIGHEST OBESITY RATE IN THE NATION
NEW ANALYSIS RANKS STATES, FINDS 12 STATES TOP 30 PERCENT FOR OBESITY

July 17, 2012
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Bill, FY2013: Dangerous for the Nation’s Long-term Health and Wellbeing

July 3, 2012
Trust for America’s Health Statement on First Aligned Preparedness Grant Awards: Applauds HHS for Releasing the Joint Awards

June 28, 2012
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Surface Transportation Bill: Misses the Opportunity to Promote Active Transportation and Improve Health

June 28, 2012
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

June 13, 2012
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Anniversary of the National Prevention Strategy

June 6, 2012
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York’s Decision that FDA Unlawfully Denied Citizen Petitions to Withdraw Approval of Certain Uses of Certain Classes of Antibiotics in Food-producing Animals

May 22, 2012
New Mexico Has Highest Rate of Injury Deaths in the U.S.
Nearly Half of States Score 5 or Lower out of 10 on Injury Prevention Report Card

May 9, 2012
Education and Public Health Research and Advocacy Organizations Present Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius with Recommendations to Close the Achievement Gap by Addressing School Health
Health in Mind Spotlights Actionable Solutions to Urgent Education and Health Challenges

April 26, 2012
TFAH Statement on the Latest Attack of the Prevention Fund: Jeopardizes the Health and Wellbeing of All Americans

April 11, 2012
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance Documents 209 and 213 and Veterinary Feed Directive Proposed Rule on Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

March 29, 2012
Trust for America’s Health and Over 120 National Organizations Send Letter To President Barack Obama and Congress Expressing Deep Disappointment on the Reduced Investment in the Prevention and Public Health Fund

February 16, 2012
TFAH Statement on Cuts to Prevention Fund to Finance the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate: the Agreement Sells Out America’s Health

February 13, 2012
TFAH Statement on the President’s Budget Announcement: Deeply Disappointed by the Proposed Cuts to Prevention, CDC

February 9, 2012
Harkin Welcomes New Report Showing Reduced Obesity Rates Would Yield Billions in Savings

February 7, 2012
Report Finds Reducing Average Body Mass Index Rates by Five Percent Could Lead to Billions in Health Care Savings

December 21, 2011
Trust for America’s Health Statement on the Final Mercury and Air Toxics Rule: A Win-Win for the Nation’s Health and Economy

December 20, 2011
Report Finds Preparedness for Bioterror and Health Emergencies Eroding in States Across the Country
Cuts to Key Programs Could Hurt Ability to Detect and Respond to Crises

December 8, 2011
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin Holds First Regional Meeting in Chicago on National Prevention Strategy to Support Successful Health Care Reform

December 7, 2011
House Completes Its Terrible Trifecta by Passing the REINS Act
A Statement from the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards

November 17, 2011
Clean Air Act Rules to Save Country $82 Billion in Health Care Costs Over Next Decade, According to New Analysis

November 1, 2011
Trust for America’s Health Releases Healthier Americans for a Healthier Economy

October 5, 2011
Trust for America’s Health and Over 100 National Organizations Send Letter To the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Expressing Strong Support For the Prevention and Public Health Fund

September 29, 2011
TFAH Statement on the 10 Year Anniversary of the Anthrax Attacks: Progress and Gaps in Public Health Preparedness

September 27, 2011
TFAH Statement on Community Transformation Grants: Good for America’s Health

September 19, 2011
TFAH Statement On Proposed Cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund: Harmful to America’s Health and Long-term Fiscal Security

September 2, 2011
TFAH Statement on National Ambient Air Quality Standard

September 1, 2011
9/11 and Anthrax Attacks 10-Year Anniversary Report: Firsthand Stories from Public Health Responders

August 25, 2011
New Study Finds Fewer than Half of Female Teens Have Been Vaccinated for HPV, Thousands of Women Develop Cancer Needlessly: Reaction Statement from TFAH

July 7, 2011
New Report: Adult Obesity Increases in 16 States in the Past Year
Since 1995 Rates Have Doubled or Nearly Doubled in 17 States

June 17, 2011
TFAH Statement on the FY 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill: Dangerous for America’s Health

June 16, 2011
TFAH Applauds the Release of the National Prevention Strategy

May 25, 2011
TFAH Statement on the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011

May 16, 2011
TFAH Statement On CDC Budget Cuts: Devastating To America’s Health

May 13, 2011
TFAH Statement on Community Transformation Grants

May 12, 2011
TFAH Statement on new HHS Action Plan to Prevent, Care and Treat Viral Hepatitis

April 28, 2011
Statement on new “Ranking the Risks: The 10 Pathogen-Food Combinations with the Greatest Burden on Public Health” Report

April 4, 2011
Trust for America’s Health and 55 Health Organizations Send Letter To President Obama Expressing Concern over Congressional Actions Toward the Prevention Fund

March 10, 2011
Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee Press Event
Statement from Dr. Jeffrey Levi, Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health

March 7, 2011
TFAH Makes Available Ads on the New Health Care, Healthier Choices and a Healthier America

February 14, 2011
Trust for America’s Health’s Reaction to Budget: Expresses Concern over CDC Cuts, Praises Prevention Fund

February 9, 2011
Trust for America’s Health Applauds Today’s FY 2011 Prevention Fund Release

February 3, 2011
Trust for America’s Health Warns the Rollback of the Clean Air Act Could Harm Millions of Americans

January 27, 2011
Statement by Governor Lowell Weicker, Jr., president Trust for America’s Health, on Executive Director Jeff Levi Receiving the Presidential Appointment to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health

January 26, 2011
Trust for America's Health Announces Executive Director Jeff Levi Receives Presidential Appointment to Serve as Member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health

December 22, 2010
Trust for America’s Health Commends Passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010

December 14, 2010
Ready or Not?
2010 Finds States Achieve Highest Ever Scores for Health Emergency Preparedness, But Progress Threatened by Budget Cuts

November 30, 2010
Trust for America’s Health Commends Passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010

November 10, 2010
New Report Finds H1N1 Hospitalization Rates Higher But Vaccination Rates Lower for Minorities

November 10, 2010
Nuevo Informe Revela que Entre Minorías las Tasas de Hospitalización por Gripe H1N1 son Mayores, Pero Tasas De Vacunación son Menores

September 27, 2010
Millions of Americans Are Living with Hidden Epidemics of Hepatitis B and C, Top Experts Warn

September 21, 2010
TFAH Commends CDC for New Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State Report

August 2, 2010
TFAH Applauds Senate Appropriators for Proposing Historic Investment for Public Health

July 14, 2010
TFAH Applauds Affordable Care Act's New Preventive Care Rules

June 29, 2010
F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010

June 18, 2010
Prevention and Public Health Fund to Jumpstart Community-Based Prevention Programs

June 17, 2010
Trust for America’s Health Testifies on Hepatitis before Oversight Committee

June 9, 2010
Trust for America’s Health Testifies before Energy & Commerce Committee

May 12, 2010
Public Health Funding Missing from Climate Bill

May 11, 2010
TFAH Praises Childhood Obesity Task Force’s Comprehensive Recommendations

May 3, 2010
TFAH Applauds Launch of the National Physical Activity Plan
Comprehensive set of strategies aims to increase physical activity

April 27, 2010
Trust for America’s Health Hires New Director of Government Relations; Policy Development Associate Also Announced

March 22, 2010
TFAH Supports Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Bill Expands Coverage to Millions of uninsured Americans, Invests in Wellness and Prevention

March 19, 2010
Trust for America’s Health Commends HHS Announcement of Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grantee Recipients
ARRA Funded Initiative supports evidence-based community approaches to chronic disease prevention and control

March 1, 2010
Midwestern States Receive Least Federal Funding for Disease Prevention
Flat Federal Funding and Cuts in States Put America's Health At-Risk

February 17, 2010
TFAH Praises New County Health Rankings Report

February 4, 2010
More than 175 Public Health Organizations Send Letter of Support for Health Reform to Congress and the President

February 4, 2010
More than 30 Percent of Seniors Are Not Immunized Against Pneumonia in 36 States; New Report Finds Low Adult Vaccination Rates in U.S.

February 1, 2010
TFAH Praises President’s Budget for Consistent Commitment to Public Health and Prevention

December 15, 2009
New Report: H1N1 Reveals Gaps in Nation’s Emergency Health Preparedness Efforts; Twenty States Score Six or Less Out of Ten Key Indicators

November 18, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Testifies before Congress on H1N1 Vaccine Distribution

November 17, 2009
TFAH’s Richard Hamburg Moves Up to Deputy Director, TFAH Adds New Staff

November 13, 2009
New Poll Finds 71 Percent of Americans Favor Investing More in Disease Prevention as Central to Health Reform

October 31, 2009
Former Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker, Jr. Delivers Address on Health Reform

October 28, 2009
New Health Care vs. Sick Care Ad Campaign Launched by Trust for America’s Health and Partnership for Prevention

October 26, 2009
Health Problems Heat Up: Climate Change and the Public's Health

October 7, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Calls on Senate to Act Now to Reform U.S Food Safety

October 1, 2009
New Report Finds Hospital Beds Could Run Out in 15 States if 35 Percent of Americans Get H1N1
Country Faces Challenges in Hospital Care, Vaccinations, Antivirals, and At-Risk Community Preparedness

September 21, 2009
New Report Highlights Proven Disease Prevention Programs in Communities

September 18, 2009
U.S. Chamber Releases H1N1 Flu Guide to Keep Businesses in Business

September 17, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Applauds HHS Announcement of Prevention and Wellness Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

September 10, 2009
TFAH Congratulates Harkin on HELP Committee Chairmanship

September 8, 2009
TFAH Addresses STOP Obesity Alliance Discussion on Obesity and Health Reform

August 17, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Praises Major Foundations for Supporting Prevention as a Central Part of Health Reform

July 31, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Commends Passage of Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

July 21, 2009
Infectious Diseases Physicians and Public Health Experts Call FDA’s New Approach for Antimicrobial Use in Animals a Major Win for Patient Care and Food Safety

July 21, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Hires Karen Hendricks as New Director of Policy Development

July 20, 2009
Experts Support National Public Reporting of Healthcare Associated Infections

July 1, 2009
New Report Finds Obesity Epidemic Increases, Mississippi Weighs in as Heaviest State
Experts Recommend Addressing Obesity through Health Reform, National Strategy

June 23, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Supports Public Health and Prevention in House Health Reform

June 10, 2009
TFAH Applauds “Affordable Health Choices Act” for Making Prevention a Cornerstone of Health Reform

June 8, 2009
New Poll Finds Disease Prevention is Top Priority for Americans in Health Reform

June 4, 2009
New Report Finds 10 Early Lessons Learned from the H1N1 Outbreak

May 21, 2009
Trust for America's Health Applauds Introduction of Health Workforce Development Bill

May 15, 2009
Trust for America's Health Supports Appointment of Thomas Frieden to Lead CDC

May 14, 2009
Public Health Advocates Call for a Stronger FDA and a More Effective Food Safety System

May 13, 2009
Trust for America's Health Statement on the Nomination of Nicole Lurie for Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

May 8, 2009
TFAH Commends President's 2010 Budget

May 7, 2009
Trust for America's Health on Nomination of Tara O'Toole for Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security

May 1, 2009
TFAH Applauds Sen. Durbin and Rep. Capps for Introducing Legislation to Protect All Americans from Pandemic Flu and Other Health Emergencies

April 30, 2009
Pandemic Flu Preparedness Guides for Families, Businesses, Medical Providers, and Community Groups Released by Trust for America’s Health

April 29, 2009
Swine Flu Emergency Supplemental Funding Essential for Improving National Pandemic Flu Preparedness, TFAH Says

April 27, 2009
Trust for America's Health Applauds U.S. Response to Swine Flu

April 2, 2009
Trust for America's Health Supports Recommendations from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America

March 31, 2009
Trust for America's Health on the Recall of Certain Pistachios and the U.S. Food Safety System

March 31, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Testifies before Congress on Building Prevention into Health Reform

March 26, 2009
TFAH Testifies before Congress on America's Obesity Epidemic during Economic Recession

March 25, 2009
New Report Calls Food Safety System Antiquated, Calls for Reform

March 14, 2009
Appointment of Margaret Hamburg to Lead FDA Lauded by Gov. Lowell Weicker, President of the Board of Trust for America’'s Health

March 10, 2009
Midwestern and Southern States Receive Least Federal Funding for Disease Prevention
New Report Finds Public Health Programs At Risk During Economic Downturn

February 17, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Commends Congress, Obama Administration for Historic Investment in Prevention and Wellness

February 10, 2009
Over 170 Groups Urge Bill Conferees to Include “Double Duty” Public Health Funds in Stimulus for Jobs and Health Care Savings

February 4, 2009
Trust for America's Health Champions DeLauro Bill to Establish Food Safety Administration

February 2, 2009
Trust for America's Health Applauds President Obama's Call for a Complete Review of the U.S. Food Safety System

January 28, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Applauds Public Health Funding in Senate Stimulus Bill as Down Payment for Containing Health Care Costs

January 15, 2009
Trust for America’s Health Welcomes Investment in Prevention and Preparedness Included in U.S. House Stimulus Package

January 8, 2009
Trust for America's Health Applauds Daschle's Commitment to Prevention

January 8, 2009
New Report Finds Investment in Disease Prevention Could Save Georgia $426 Million in Five Years

December 12, 2008
Trust for America's Health Applauds New IOM Report on Improving the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the 21st Century

December 9, 2008
Report Finds Economic Crisis Hurting U.S. Preparedness for Health Emergencies
More Than Half of States Score 7 or Lower Out of 10 in Readiness Rankings

December 9, 2008
TFAH to Testify At HELP Committee Hearing on Prevention and Public Health on Dec. 10

December 1, 2008
TFAH Statement: FDA Food Protection Plan Insufficient

November 12, 2008
Trust for America’s Health Welcomes Inclusion of Wellness and Prevention Measures in Baucus Health Plan

November 6, 2008
Trust for America's Health Joins GAO in calling for Next Administration to Focus on Urgent Public Health Issues as Top Priorities

October 29, 2008
New Report Finds Rising Risk of Infectious Diseases in America

October 21, 2008
Trust for America's Health Releases Blueprint for Modernizing Public Health for the Presidential Transition and Next Congress

October 16, 2008
Advisory: Trust for America's Health Releases Transition Document: Blueprint for a Healthier America
Includes Detailed Plan to Modernize America's Public Health System

September 24, 2008
Trust for America's Health Applauds Reps. Roybal-Allard, McGovern, Granger, Moran, DeGette and Castle for Passing Prevention Resolution in House
Resolution Supported by Over 160 Public Health Organizations

September 17, 2008
Testifying before Congress, Trust for America's Health Urges FDA Spending Cap until Realistic Budget Request is Made
Group Warned of Risk to the Public in Recent Report

September 10, 2008
On the Seventh Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks, Trust for America's Health Urges Real Homeland Security Reform

August 29, 2008
On the Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Trust for America's Health Questions State of National Emergency Preparedness

August 19, 2008
New Report: Adult Obesity Rates Rise in 37 States, Obesity Rates Now Exceed 25% in More Than Half of States

July 31, 2008
Trust for America's Health Applauds Reps. Roybal-Allard, McGovern, Granger, Moran, DeGette and Castle for Supporting Stronger Preventive Health Care
Members Cite TFAH's New Evidence on Toll of Disease and Effectiveness of Prevention

July 24, 2008
TFAH Applauds Sen. Durbin and Rep. Capps for Introducing Legislation to Protect Disaster Victims

July 17, 2008
New Report: Investment in Disease Prevention Could Save America More than $16 Billion in Five Years
Return on Investment of More than 5 to 1; Focus on Increasing Physical Activity, Improving Nutrition, and Preventing Smoking

July 16, 2008
Trust for America's Health Director Testifies before Congress on Child Obesity Epidemic
Highlights Economic Security Risks of Child Obesity Crisis

July 2, 2008
Trust for America's Health: New E. Coli Outbreak, Confusion around Salmonella Show Food Safety System Remains Broken
TFAH Released Report in April, Recommending Systematic Changes

June 12, 2008
Trust for America's Health Testifies before Congress, Director Urges Food Safety Reforms Amid Major Salmonella Outbreak
TFAH Releasqed Food Safety Report in April, Warning of Gaps, Risks

June 12, 2008
Race Disparity Persists in Infant Mortality Rates, Mirroring Sharp Decline in Women's Health, According to New Report from Trust for America's Health
Low-Income and African-American Babies Most At-Risk, Deteriorating Health among Women is Leading Factor for Lack of Progress

June 12, 2008
Trust for America's Health Releases Report on Connection between Women's Health and Stalled Infant Mortality Rates
Deteriorating Health among Women is Leading Factor, Low-Income and Minority Babies Most At-Risk

June 4, 2008
Trust for America's Health on New HHS Influenza Pandemic Draft Guidance
TFAH Calls on the Federal Government to Ensure Equitable Protections for All Americans and Their Families

April 30, 2008
Report Finds Food Safety System in Crisis
Outdated Federal Policies, Limited Oversight of Imports, and Gaps in State Regulations Leave Americans Unnecessarily Vulnerable

April 2, 2008
New Report Finds Midwestern States Receive Least Federal Support for Public Health

February 20, 2008
TFAH Applauds Release of CDC's State-Specific Public Health Emergency Preparedness Report

February 4, 2008
Cuts to HHS Could Leave Americans' Health in Critical Condition, TFAH Says; New Poll Shows Americans Believe Disease Prevention is Key to Reducing Healthcare Costs

December 18, 2007
Significant Progress Made in Nation's Preparedness to Respond to Public Health Emergencies; But Gaps in Critical Areas Threaten Overall Readiness

December 14, 2007
TFAH Board of Directors Issues Statement on U.S. Health Care Crisis

November 14, 2007
TFAH Urges Congress to Override President's Veto of Labor/HHS Appropriations

October 17, 2007
Report Finds Major Gaps Exist in U.S. Pediatric Pandemic Preparations

September 24, 2007
Trust for America's Health Receives $7.6 Million Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Advance the Quality and Impact of the Public Health System

August 27, 2007
New Report Finds U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Grow
Mississippi Tops List for Adults, D.C. for Youths

July 17, 2007
TFAH Lauds Administration for Pandemic Flu Preparedness Progress; Warns State and Local Preparedness Lagging

June 12, 2007
Healthier America Summit Calls to Action Governors, Government Officials, Business Executives, Health Experts, Media, and Community Leaders

May 3, 2007
TFAH Calls for Stockpiling of Masks to Meet Medical Requirements to Prepare for the Threat of Pandemic Flu

March 22, 2007
New Report Finds Severe Pandemic Flu Could Lead to Major U.S. Recession; Biggest Economic Declines Predicted in Nevada and Hawaii

February 27, 2007
North Carolina Alliance for Health Broadens Mission to Curb Obesity with Grant from Trust for America's Health and Healthy Carolinians, Inc.

February 13, 2007
TFAH Supports the Healthy Families Act; Sick and Family Leave Measures in Bill Would Be Critical for Containing a Possible Pandemic Flu Outbreak

February 5, 2007
Cuts Proposed in the President's Budget to Disease Prevention and Bioterrorism Preparedness Programs Jeopardize the Health of Americans, TFAH Warns

February 2, 2007
New Poll Finds Dramatic Rise in Public Concern About Biological and Chemical Terrorism; Americans Continue to Rate Cancer as #1 Health Threat

February 1, 2007
CDC's Community Guidelines for Pandemic Preparedness Are Just a Beginning, Implementation Strategies Are Essential, Says Trust for America's Health

January 22, 2007
Trust for America's Health Supports Push For Major Farm Bill Changes

December 19, 2006
TFAH Praises Signing of Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, Focus Must Now Turn Toward Accountability and Effective Implementation

December 18, 2006
Federal Pandemic Preparedness 6 Month Progress Laudable, TFAH Says, But Cautions Vigilance Must Stay High During Next Stage of Plan

December 12, 2006
Report Finds U.S. Bioterror, Bird Flu, and Health Disaster Preparedness Inadequate; Half of States Score 6 or Less Out of 10 Key Indicators

October 11, 2006
Pandemic Flu "Table Top" Exercise Brings Health Experts, Businesses, and Community Groups Together to Prepare for the Impact of an Outbreak

October 4, 2006
Experts Warn Nation's Pandemic Flu Preparendess Not Keeping Pace with Advancements in Science and Technology

August 29, 2006
America's Obesity Epidemic Getting Worse; New Report Finds Adult Obesity Rates Up in 31 States; the South is the "Biggest Belt"

June 13, 2006
Report Finds Federal Funding for Disease Prevention and Bioterrorism Preparedness for States Varies By Up to $41 Per Person; Alaska Receives the Most, Florida the Least

May 22, 2006
New Report Examines Media Attitudes and Coverage of Pandemic Flu

May 3, 2006
Despite Progress of National Pandemic Plan, Feds Still Too Narrow on Preparedness, Trust for America's Health Says

April 27, 2006
TFAH Response to IOM Report: More Masks Needed for Potential Pandemic

March 21, 2006
TFAH Releases Checklist of 10 Recommendations for Reauthorization of Bioterrorism Legislation; Holds Hill Briefing on Health Emergency Preparedness Issues

February 13, 2006
Trust for America's Health Board Selects Jeffrey Levi as New Executive Director

February 6, 2006
TFAH Decries Dramatic Cuts to CDC Core Programs; President's Budget Out of Touch with Americans' Health Anxieties According to New Poll

December 19, 2005
TFAH Commends U.S. House Of Representatives for Passing Down Payment to Jump Start Pandemic Flu Preparedness, Urges President to Request Full Payment in FY07 Budget

December 14, 2005
Trust for America's Health Commends the House Democratic Pandemic Flu Preparedness Plan

December 12, 2005
The Pew Charitable Trusts Supports U.S. Pandemic Planning Project
$1.5 million will assess adequacy of federal and state pandemic disease preparations; Work with businesses to develop and put plans in place

December 8, 2005
White House Pandemic Flu Tabletop Commendable but Stalled Funds to Support Preparedness Efforts Leave Nation at Unacceptable Level of Risk

December 6, 2005
Federal Health Emergency Preparedness Receives D+ in New Report; Over Half of States Receive 5 or Less on 10 Point Scale of Indicators

November 17, 2005
Statement by Trust for America's Health on Delays in Pandemic Flu Preparedness Funding

November 1, 2005
Trust for America's Health Finds Administration's Pandemic Flu Plan Praiseworthy, However, Serious Flaws Still Must Be Addressed

October 27, 2005
Senate Passage of Avian Flu Amendment is a "Monumental" Step Forward for U.S. Pandemic Preparations, Says Trust for America's Health

October 12, 2005
TFAH Releases Checklist of Concerns in Anticipation of Revised National Pandemic Flu Plan

September 29, 2005
TFAH Applauds Senate for Approving Avian Flu Amendment

August 23, 2005
Report Finds Obesity Rates Rise in States, Southeastern States are Heaviest; National Policy Paralysis Threatens to Make Problem Worse

July 26, 2005
On 15th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, Report Finds the Search for Causes and Cures for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Could Be Improved

July 21, 2005
TFAH Commends Administration Announcement of Intention to Buy More Pandemic Antiviral Medication and Vaccines, However, Concerns About Timeliness Still Remain Unresolved

June 24, 2005
U.S. Could Face Half a Million Deaths and Nearly 67 Million Cases if Pandemic Flu Emerges, Stockpile of Antivirals Insufficient

May 13, 2005
Trust for America's Health Announces Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Joining as New Senior Policy Advisor

May 11, 2005
Trust for America's Health Receives $3.8 Million Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Improving the Public Health System

April 29, 2005
TFAH Commends Introduction of Avian Act by Senator Obama and Calls for U.S. to Stockpile Anti-Viral Medication for Potential Pandemic Flu Outbreak

April 12, 2005
New Analysis Finds Worrisome Gaps in U.S. Planning for an Avian Flu Outbreak

April 6, 2005
TFAH Releases "Critical Care" List of Top 10 Public Health Priorities
Cuts to Obesity, Bioterrorism, Infectious Disease Programs Threaten the Nation's Health

March 18, 2005
TFAH Statement on Congressional Neglect to Restore the Proposed Half Billion Dollar Cut to Critical CDC and Bioterrorism Programs in Budget Process

March 16, 2005
TFAH Supports Development of National Planning Scenarios, Establishment of Clear Benchmarks for Improved Preparedness for a Range of Terrorist and Natural Hazards

March 3, 2005
Trust for America's Health Applauds Introduction of Public Health Preparedness Workforce Development Act of 2005

February 10, 2005
Trust for America's Health Commends House Committee on Government Reform on Flu Hearing

February 7, 2005
New Study Examines Federal Public Health Funds to States; Amounts Would Be Impacted by Proposed Cut to CDC of Nearly 7% in President's Budget
All States Are Falling Short of National Health Goals

February 7, 2005
Proposed Cut to CDC in President's Budget Proposal Shortchanges America's Health and Bioterror Preparedness; Out of Step with Americans' Concerns According to New Poll

January 26, 2005
Trust for America's Health Applauds Confirmation of HHS Secretary Leavitt

January 21, 2005
Trust for America's Health Announces Hiring of Richard Hamburg as New Director of Government Relations

January 12, 2005
Trust for America's Health's Response to New Federal Dietary Guidelines
From Sidewalks to School Lunches, Much More Must Be Done to Curb Obesity

December 14, 2004
New Report Finds Progress, But Basic Federal and State Bioterrorism Preparedness Capabilities Lacking Three Years After 9/11
Over Two-Thirds of States Score Low on Preparedness Indicators; Incremental Progress Achieved, But Serious Gaps Remain

October 20, 2004
New Report Finds 41 States Have Obesity Levels Over 20 Percent; State and Federal Obesity Policies are Failing
Alabama is worst, Colorado is best, but no state is making the grade

October 8, 2004
TFAH Applauds Congress for Bipartisan Introduction of Nationwide Health Tracking Bill
Proposed Legislation before House and Senate would Help Link Diseases and Potential Causes; Strengthen Gaps in Public Health Infrastructure

October 6, 2004
Trust for America's Health Calls for New Approach to Flu Preparedness
Recent Report Offers Strategies and Recommendations for Improving National Readiness

August 24, 2004
Former First Ladies and Advocacy Groups Call for Ending the Neglect of 20% of Preschoolers Without Needed Vaccines, as National Immunization Month Concludes

July 7, 2004
Advocacy Group Commends Introduction of Public Health Preparedness Workforce Development Act of 2004

July 1, 2004
2004 West Nile Virus Season Expected to be Most Severe Year Yet
New Report Finds Shortfalls in Response to Health Threat

May 24, 2004
States Stand to Lose $55 Million in Bioterrorism Funds to 21 Cities Under New Federal Government Proposal
Cuts Would Jeopardize Improvement Possibilities, When States Are Still Only Moderately Better Prepared than Before September 11, 2001

May 20, 2004
Trust For America's Health Commends Senate's Project Bioshield Funding Vote, Warns Much More Needed To Inoculate America From Bioterror

May 7, 2004
TFAH Statement on Gaps in US Bioterror Preparedness

March 29, 2004
Two Years After Pentagon Bioterrorism Preparedness Report, Recent Study Finds Nation Still Only Marginally Better Prepared for Bioterrorism Attack Response

February 24, 2004
TFAH Issues Policy Paper "Facing The Flu: From the Bird Flu to a Possible Pandemic, Why Isn't America Ready?"

February 12, 2004
TFAH Warns Cuts To State Public Health Budgets, Proposed Federal Cut to CDC Harmful To Nation's Health

February 9, 2004
Open Letter to the Presidential Candidates from Trust for America's Health

February 4, 2004
Ricin Attacks Recall U.S. Vulnerabilities in Chemical Terrorism Preparedness

January 29, 2004
President, Congress Urged to Make Health Funding a Priority
More than 370 groups advocate for more discretionary spending for public health

January 29, 2004
In New Poll, Americans Rate the Flu Epidemic, Cancer, and Obesity as Top Health Concerns

January 21, 2004
Trust for America's Health Receives Nearly $725,000 Grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

December 11, 2003
Study Finds Federal Bioterrorism Funds Have Yielded Only Modest Improvements in States

October 2, 2003
Two-Years After The Anthrax Attacks, Public Health Preparedness Still Weakest Link Of Homeland Security, Expert Says

September 24, 2003
Study Finds States Miss Key Opportunities to Reduce Cancer

September 17, 2003
Trust for America's Health Applauds CDC for Awarding New Health Tracking Grants
Funds Crucial to Improving Chronic Disease Prevention in the U.S.

September 12, 2003
Public Health Expert Statement On Major Gap In Chemical Terrorism Preparendess Despite President Bush's Warning Of Possible Attacks

August 5, 2003
Study Finds Animal-Borne Diseases, Including West Nile, Mad Cow, Lyme Disease, And Monkeypox, 'Out Of Control'
Advocacy Group Warns Lack of a Concerted National Approach to Control and Prevention Puts Americans At Risk, Federal Attention is Critical

July 30, 2003
Non-Partisan Advocacy Group Praises Senator Coleman for Leadership in Launching Investigation to Improve Nation's Preparedness for Possible Re-Emergence of SARS

June 4, 2003
Study Finds Major Gaps in Chemical Terrorism Preparedness
Public Health Laboratories Found to be "Unprepared and Overwhelmed"

May 20, 2003
New SARS and Public Health Policy Report, "We've Been Lucky," From Trust for America's Health

May 16, 2003
Advocacy Group Supports 'Bioshield' But Not At The Expense of Other Public Health Programs

May 1, 2003
New England Asthma Awareness Group Awarded Grant for Community Health Advocacy
New England Asthma Regional Council to increase efforts to promote disease awareness

April 29, 2003
New Report Finds 80% of States Improved Birth Defects Prevention in 2002, Yet Budget Crises Now Threaten Programs

April 11, 2003
Trust for America's Health Statement on SARS Surveillance Efforts and Need for Nationwide Health Tracking to Protect Public's Health

March 4, 2003
Trust for America's Health Issues "Critical Care" Watch List of Endangered Bioterrorism and Health Programs Resulting from State Budget Crises
Chemical Terrorism, Birth Defects, Cancer, and Injury Prevention Efforts among Those in Jeopardy

February 14, 2003
Trust for America's Health Applauds Congress for Providing Appropriations for Nationwide Health Tracking Network

February 6, 2003
Bush Budget Cuts in CDC and Public Health Programs Putting Nation's Health At-Risk, Warns Health Advocacy Group

January 31, 2003
Response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
The Trust for America's Health and Local Community Advocates Respond

January 6, 2003
Trust for America's Health Receives $500,000 Grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grant to Support TFAH's Public Health Preparedness Campaign

October 16, 2002
National Cancer Institute Report Finds Cancer Rates are Rising
Report findings underscore the need for a nationwide health tracking network

October 3, 2002
CDC Awards $14 million to 17 States, 3 Cities and 3 Schools
Grants to Support Local Efforts to Study and Prevent Chronic Disease Will Also Strengthen Bioterrorism Preparedness

July 23, 2002
New Surgeon General Confirmed To Fill Office With Inadequate Role And Budget
Health Group Calls for Strengthening Office of Surgeon General; Calls on Congress, Administration Not to Split Public Health and Bioterrorism Duties Under Homeland Security Plan

July 18, 2002
CDC Offers Money to State and Local Governments For Health Tracking
Cancer, Asthma, Birth Defects, and Parkinson's Are Among Diseases Targeted for Greater Study and Prevention; Bioterrorism Preparedness Would Also Benefit

July 9, 2002
Nation Needs a General Not a Corporal for Surgeon General

July 8, 2002
Homeland Security Plan Could Compromise the CDC and Broad Public Health Protection

July 2, 2002
Public Health Group Applauds Naming of New CDC Director
Urges Director to Boost Public Health System to Protect Americans from Full Range of Health Threats

June 5, 2002
Lower Manhattan Residents Report More Health Problems Since September 11 Attacks
New Poll Shows Many Are Worried About Long-Term Health Effects, Support Health Tracking for All Who Live and Work in Area

June 5, 2002
Health Tracking for Ground Zero Rescue Personnel Should Cover All Residents and Workers in Lower Manhattan
Nationwide Health Tracking Network Needed For All Communities and Chronic Disease Concerns

May 22, 2002
Congressional Black Caucus Supports Nationwide Health Tracking
Twenty-seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus request $100 million for a Nationwide Health Tracking Network.

May 15, 2002
National Survey on Public Perceptions of Risk from Bioterrorism, Other Health Threats
Poll shows that voters put a high priority on improving the public health system

May 15, 2002
For Reporters: Background on $800 million to States for Public Health Protection
As CDC Prepares to Release $800M to States for Public Health Protection, New Survey Shows Public More Concerned with Chronic Disease than Bioterrorism

March 27, 2002
Group Calls on Bush, Congress to Expand Power of the Office of Surgeon General

March 21, 2002
Health Groups Endorse New Tracking Bill Introduced in Senate, House
Health Groups Endorse New Tracking Bill Introduced in Senate, House

March 14, 2002
Four Critical Health Agencies Lack Leaders
Groups Urge Bush to Act Quickly to Name Qualified Public Health Leaders, Steer Clear of Partisan Battles

March 6, 2002
Air Pollution-Cancer Study Underscores Need For Nationwide Health Tracking
Trust for America's Health Director Testifies at Senate Hearing

February 13, 2002
Public Health Leadership Needs to be Strengthened to Secure the Nation's Health
More than 50 federal offices are involved in protecting communities from health risks. But no one federal agency or public health official is in charge.

February 1, 2002
Public Health Group Calls For Long-Term Investment From President, Congress
$10 Billion Over 10 Years Needed For Public Health

January 3, 2002
Health Tracking Funding Approved by Congress Will Improve Public Health
Tracking World Trade Center and Pentagon Relief Workers' Health First Pilot Project of Nationwide Health Tracking Network

October 17, 2001
TFAH Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson
Shelley Hearne, Executive Director, recently wrote Secretary Thompson regarding the connection between environmental hazards in our communities and public health defenses.

October 17, 2001
Senate Committee Approves Big Increases for Public Health Defenses
Senate Appropriations Committee bill would provide a $15 million investment in the CDC to lay the groundwork for a nationwide health tracking network.

October 11, 2001
TFAH Opens in "Healthy and Green" Office Space
Trust for America's Health opens its new national office in Baltimore's first "Healthy and Green" office space.

October 9, 2001
House Panel Approves Big Increases for Public Health Defenses
House Appropriations Committee approves $20 million for health tracking.

August 17, 2001
U.S. Physicians Support Nationwide Health Tracking
A network of 41 physicians across the U.S. requests $60 million for a Nationwide Health Tracking Network.

July 10, 2001
New Study Reveals: States with High Air Pollution Fail to Track Asthma

May 7, 2001
Health Group Asks Congress to Invest in Nationwide Health Tracking
Funding Tracking Pilot Programs in States Would Help Prevent Chronic Diseases, Begin Process for Nationwide Coverage