Trust for America's Health Initiatives

Public Health Funding

Public Health Funding

Protecting the health and safety of Americans should be the top responsibility of our nation's leaders. But experts say the country currently does not devote the resources needed to adequately help prevent disease and protect the health of Americans. Consequently, serious gaps exist in the nation's ability to safeguard health, putting our families, communities, states, and nation at risk.

TFAH tracks annual federal and state spending on public health in its Investing in America's Health report, and provides recommendations for increasing accountability so we can be sure taxpayer dollars are being used effectively to improve our nation's health.



Policy and Advocacy

For TFAH Fiscal Year 2017 funding priorities, please click here. TFAH position statements and letters, congressional hearings, briefings and testimony, and additional policy and advocacy materials, click here.

Press Releases

September 12, 2016
Trust for America’s Health Conducts Social Media Awareness Campaign in Support of Emergency Funding for Zika Prevention and Response

March 15, 2016
TFAH Opposes the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Plan; Urges Congress to Pursue a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction

January 19, 2016
Trust for America’s Health Statement on Bipartisan Senate Agriculture Committee Compromise on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

January 15, 2016
TFAH Applauds the Obama Administration for Showing Strong Support for Increased Collaboration between the Health and Education Sectors

December 17, 2015
Report Finds Major Gaps in Country’s Ability to Prevent and Control Infectious Disease Outbreaks 28 States and Washington, D.C. Reach Half or Fewer of Key Indicators

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Selected items from TFAH's Resource Library:

Zika Prevention Resources Social media posts, downloadable images, Congressional letters -- all focused on prevention & response.

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.*

American Public Health Association The American Public Health Association builds a collective voice for public health, working to ensure access to health care, protect funding for core public health services and eliminate health disparities, among many other issues.

Coalition for Health Funding The Coalition for Health Funding is a nonprofit alliance of 50 national health organizations that works in a nonpartisan fashion to ensure that health spending remains visible as Congress and the Administration set federal budget priorities.

Health and Human Services Office of Budget The Office of Budget provides analytical support and recommendations to the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology on budget, performance, and program policy issues.

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