The impact of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, suggests a Trust for America’s Health report, may be determined by the future health of this generation’s children.
Preparedness has been an important topic in public health in light of recent disasters, including Hurricane Sandy. Data released Thursday show that the U.S. is not fully equipped to properly respond to health emergencies.
We all know that obesity rates in the U.S. are climbing in communities across the country among children and adults alike. A report out today by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation warns that if little action is taken to turn the tide on the disease soon, we could be setting...
The failure of the U.S. health system to develop and deliver effective preventive strategies is taking a toll on the nation’s economy and society, according to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine. Read about it as reported in The Nation's Health newspaper.
As public health technology continues to progress, communities have more resources to ensure unparalleled personal safety. Unfortunately, findings from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are proving the old adage — that society’s worst enemy might be itself.
It's been two years since the president signed the historic health reform bill into law. Jeffrey Levi, of Trust for America's Health, talks about the law's biggest accomplishments to date and the great potential it holds for public health and prevention.
The nation’s health reform law — applauded by many for its long-overdue changes and derided by others for going too far or not far enough — turns 2 today. Despite the controversy, there’s no denying that the measure has dramatically altered the health landscape, including historic investments in public health and prevention.
Hear what APHA's Georges Benjamin thinks about recent cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the prospects for prevention in a recent post on the Health Affairs Blog.
Ongoing cuts to federal public health emergency preparedness funds have negatively affected disease detection and response programs and emergency readiness at the state and local levels, according to the ninth annual “Ready or Not” report, released today by Trust for America’s Health.
President Barack Obama today outlined his long-term plans to reduce the federal deficit by an additional $3 trillion over 10 years that include new tax revenues and reductions in spending, including a proposed $3.5 billion cut to the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, this new report chronicles the events of that period and underscores the importance of public health in assuring safe, healthy communities.
We all know the key to a smart investment is a good rate of return. It’s a rule of thumb that Congress and the administration have taken to heart in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, adopting the get-the-most-bang-for-your-buck principle to help Americans care for their health in the same way they care for...