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Trust for America's Health

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Works: 91 works in 128 publications in 1 language and 315 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies 
Classifications: RA647, 614.0973
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Ready or not? : protecting the public's health from diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism by Trust for America's Health ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 25 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." - p. 4
Pandemic flu preparedness lessons from the frontlines ( )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the initial response to the H1N1 "swine flu" outbreak which finds that although U.S. officials executed strong coordination and communication and demonstarted an ability to adapt to changing circumstances, the nation's core public health capacity would be quickly overwhelmed if an outbreak were more severe or widespread. The report reviews lessons learned from the response to the H1N1 (swine) flu outbreak, ongoing core vulnerabilities in U.S. pandemic flu preparedness, and case studies of challenges communities around the country faced when responding to the outbreak
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 15 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
Pandemic flu and the potential for U.S. economic recession a state-by-state analysis by Jeffrey Levi ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 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
Ready or not? : protecting the public's health in the age of bioterrorism by Trust for America's Health ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ready or not? protecting the public's health from diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism ( )
in English and held by 12 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
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 12 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
F as in fat : how obesity policies are failing in America ( )
in English and held by 11 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 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
Germs go global why emerging infectious diseases are a threat to America ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 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 ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries 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." - p. 5
Birth defects tracking and prevention : too many states are not making the grade ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blueprint for a healthier America : modernizing the federal public health system to focus on prevention and preparedness ( )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 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."
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 : 2009 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The F as in Fat report examines obesity trends in the United States, including state and federal policies aimed at preventing or reducing obesity in children and adults"--P. 4
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 5 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
Public health laboratories : unprepared and overwhelmed ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Health problems heat up : climate change and the public's health by Jeffrey Levi ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 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
 
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