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Trust for America's Health

Overview
Works: 105 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 330 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies 
Classifications: RA647, 614.0973
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Most widely held works about Trust for America's Health
 
Most widely held works by Trust for America's Health
Ready or not? : protecting the public's health from diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism by Trust for America's Health( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 2009 Ready or Not? report finds that the investments made to improve public health emergencies over the past several years are demonstrating a major payoff as the nation confronts the H1N1 pandemic. At the same time, many core areas of public health preparedness are severely lacking and in urgent need of modernization to be ready for the next potential public health emergency, while also performing the vital tasks needed to protect our daily health. Strengthening the public health workforce, health care surge capacity, and disease tracking and surveillance are major issues of continuing concern."--Page 4
F as in fat : how obesity policies are failing in America( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on state obesity rates, obesity-related costs, and school-related nutrition and physical activity policies. Reviews state policies and actions aimed at preventing or reducing obesity, such as snack taxes and litigation restrictions
Trust for America's Health by Trust for America's Health( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TFAH is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the health and safety of all communities, especially those most at risk of environmental and other public health threats. Site includes health status reports by U.S. state, public policy statements, research reports, resources for journalists, and pages focusing on specific health topics
Ready or not? protecting the public's health from diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TFAH's ... annual study of preparedness for major health emergencies finds that both federal and state efforts must be accelerated in order to adequately protect the American people
Ready or not? : protecting the public's health in the age of bioterrorism by Shelley A Hearne( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ready or not? : protecting the public's health in the age of bioterrorism by Trust for America's Health( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F as in fat : how obesity policies are failing in America by Shelley A Hearne( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TFAH concludes that America does not have the aggressive, coordinated national and state strategies needed to address the obesity crisis, and that threatens to make the epidemic worse. 41 states have obesity levels over 20 percent. Nearly 119 million American adults, 65 percent of the population, are currently overweight or obese. The direct and indirect costs of obesity in America are more than $117 billion per year
Blueprint for a healthier America : modernizing the federal public health system to focus on prevention and preparedness( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current public health system is broken. It is chronically underfunded and outdated. Modernizing public health is urgently needed to protect and improve the health of Americans. Prevention, preparedness, and public health are vital to the wellbeing of families, communities, workplace productivity, U.S. competitiveness, and national security. The U.S. is falling behind as Americans become more unhealthy and less protected, and health care costs skyrocket. This Blueprint for a Healthier America is a federal policy guide for the next President, Administration, and Congress with expert recommendations to revitalize the nation's ability to protect the health of all Americans."
Shortchanging America's health : a state-by-state look at how federal public health dollars are spent( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines how money from many federal health programs is allocated to states at per-capita levels and then compares the states' key health and wellness indicators. State health statistics highlighted include percent of adults and children with chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, percent of obese adults and overweight children, adult cancer rates and rate of low birth weight in babies. Overall, the report finds that the United States is falling short of achieving the national health improvement and disease prevention objectives for health outlined in Healthy People and that sufficient funding or strategies to achieve those goals have not been enacted
Birth defects tracking and prevention : too many states are not making the grade( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandemic flu and the potential for U.S. economic recession : a state-by-state analysis by Jeffrey Levi( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trust for America's Health (TFAH)'s March 2007 report "Pandemic Flu and Potential for U.S. Economic Recession" finds a severe pandemic flu outbreak could result in the second worst recession in the U.S. since World War II. The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could drop over 5.5 percent, leading to an estimated $683 billion loss
Public health laboratories : unprepared and overwhelmed( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving cancer tracking today saves lives tomorrow : do states make the grade? by Shelley A Hearne( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F as in fat : how obesity policies are failing in America : 2007 by Jeffrey Levi( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report explores both the current policy weaknesses and the new, grand scale changes that need to be considered to address the obesity crisis nationwide
Pandemic flu preparedness lessons from the frontlines( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent H1N1 (swine) flu outbreak demonstrated how rapidly a new strain of flu can emerge and spread around the world. As of June 1, 2009, the H1N1 virus was reported in 62 nations, with nearly 17,500 confirmed cases and more than 100 deaths. The sudden outbreak of this novel flu virus has tested the world's public health preparedness. H1N1 provided a real-world test that showed the strengths and vulnerabilities in the abilities of the United States and the rest of the world to respond to a major infectious disease outbreak. This report examines early lessons learned from the response and ongoing concerns about overall U.S. preparedness for potential pandemic flu outbreak. The first section reviews 10 key lessons based on the initial response to the H1N1 outbreak; and the second section discusses 10 underlying concerns and provides recommendations for addressing serious continued vulnerabilities in the nation's preparedness in the event that H1N1 returns in the fall, either in its current form or as a more virulent strain, or if a different strain of influenza, like the H5N1 (bird) flu, emerges. Overall, the H1N1 outbreak has shown that the investment the country has made in preparing for a potential pandemic flu has significantly improved U.S. capabilities for a large scale infectious disease outbreak, but it has also revealed how quickly the nation's core public health capacity would be overwhelmed if the outbreak were more widespread and more severe
Health problems heat up : climate change and the public's health by Jeffrey Levi( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this issue brief, Trust for America's Health (TFAH) examines the human health effects of climate change and the role public health authorities must play in preventing and preparing for further climate-related damage. We also explore the needs of state and local health departments as they set out to conduct climate change needs assessments and develop strategic plans to prevent and prepare for climate change. Finally, TFAH recommends increased action from federal, state, and local government to protect the nation from the harmful effects of climate change
Germs go global : why emerging infectious diseases are a threat to America( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This issue brief examines what is currently known about a range of emerging infectious diseases and why they are potential threats to Americans. It also reviews the tools--surveillance, diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics--that exist or are in development and explores government incentives for enhancing them. Finally, it recommends increased action to protect the nation from deadly and debilitating infectious diseases
F as in fat : how obesity threatens America's future : 2010( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This is the seventh edition of F as in Fat. The 2010 report examines current obesity trends in America and promising policy approaches, particularly actions taken by the states and federal government. This report includes: I. Obesity Rates and Related Trends; 2. State Responsibilities and Policies; 3. Federal Policies and Programs; 4. Removing Barriers to Healthy Choices; 5. Public Opinion Survey; 6. Conclusion and Recommendations. In addition, for the first time, the report features commentaries from guest authors on a variety of relevant subjects including reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act; expanding communities' access to affordable healthy foods; and steps food manufacturers are taking to improve the nutritional quality of their products and their own employees' wellness. TFAH asked the following policy-makers and experts in the field of obesity to offer their perspectives on what needs to be done to address the obesity crisis in the United States."--Page 5
F as in fat how obesity policies are failing in America : 2009( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines obesity trends in the United States, including state and federal policies aimed at preventing or reducing obesity in children and adults. The federal government, states, and communities around the country have taken action to address the obesity epidemic, but -- even before the precipitous economic downturn -- these actions were constrained due to limited resources. These policies and programs address factors such as the availability or affordability of healthy food; the safety and accessibility of parks; the amount of time students get for physical activity; and the nutritional quality of school lunches. These efforts are aimed at helping make healthy choices easier for Americans. The report examines many promising programs and efforts to reverse the obesity epidemic. It also reviews the negative consequences if this epidemic continues. Obesityand disease-prevention programs must be funded at an adequate level to have a significant and long-term impact. Only then will the country realize the fullest possible return on investments aimed at keeping Americans healthy. The report includes recommendations for a National Strategy to Combat Obesity, which provides a range of policies, programs and initiatives that could have a major impact on improving the health of Americans
 
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Alternative Names
TFAH

Languages
English (46)