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Trust for America's Health

Overview
Works: 112 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 353 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
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 )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 27 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
Ready or not? : protecting the public's health from diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism( )

in English and held by 11 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

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

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 9 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

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
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
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

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

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
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
Prevention for a healthier America : investments in disease prevention yield significant savings, stronger communities by Jeffrey Levi( Book )

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

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 policies are failing in America : executive summary( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
F as in fat : how obesity threatens America's future : 2010( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The future health of the United States is at a crossroads, due in large part to the obesity epidemic. In this ninth edition of the report, Trust for America' Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) commissioned a new study to look at how obesity could impact the future health and wealth of our nation. F as in Fat is an annual reminder of how critical it is to provide everyone living in our country, particularly our nation's children, with the opportunity to be as healthy as they can be. The forecasting study in this year's report demonstrates what's at stake. If we take action, the number of Americans, particularly children, we could spare from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other health problems is striking, and the savings in health care costs and increased productivity would have a real and positive impact on the economy. Investing in prevention today means a healthier, more productive and brighter future for our country and our children
 
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English (51)