Posts tagged "Trust for America’s Health"
TFAH, RWJF reveal public health funding in each state

TFAH, RWJF reveal public health funding in each state

A report released Wednesday by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that some states fund public health in their communities much more weakly than others.
Report: Most states not ready to respond to infectious diseases

Report: Most states not ready to respond to infectious diseases

Protecting against infectious disease is among the world’s greatest health challenges right now. Sadly the U.S. is not ready to prevent or respond to disease outbreak, according to data released today by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
F as in Fat: Americans showing positive signs in obesity epidemic

F as in Fat: Americans showing positive signs in obesity epidemic

In the annual “F as in Fat” report, Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation last week co-released state-by-state data on 2013 obesity rates.
TFAH reports Prevention Fund facts, success

TFAH reports Prevention Fund facts, success

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.

Report: US vulnerable to health emergencies

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.
Report charts troubling trajectory of obesity epidemic

Report charts troubling trajectory of obesity epidemic

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...

Bolstering public health investment can improve U.S. health, report says

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.

Gaps in injury prevention becoming escalating public health crisis

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.
'Promise of prevention': Q&A with Jeffrey Levi of Trust for America's Health

‘Promise of prevention’: Q&A with Jeffrey Levi of Trust for America’s Health

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.

Happy birthday, Affordable Care Act!

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.

Prevention funding: One step forward, two steps back

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.

Report: Budget cuts hamper public health preparedness

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.