Trust for America's Health Initiatives
Health Reform Implementation

Health Reform Implementation
The historic 2010 health reform will revolutionize disease and injury prevention in the United States. For the first time in our country, we will have a National Prevention and Public Health Promotion Strategy to lay out a vision and road map for improving the health of Americans.

Obesity

Obesity
Rising obesity rates have created a major strain on the U.S. health care system. TFAH calls for a National Strategy to Combat Obesity to address the problem.

Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness

Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness
Health emergencies pose some of the greatest threats to our nation, because they can be difficult to prepare for, detect, and contain. TFAH suggests ways to strengthen America's emergency preparedness.

Food Safety

Food Safety
Approximately 76 million Americans -- one in four-- are sickened by foodborne diseases each year. Experts estimate that most foodborne illnesses could be prevented if the right measures were taken to improve the U.S. food safety system.

Child and School Health

Child and School Health
America's future depends on the health of our children. TFAH has partnered with a number of organizations to bring a range of children's health issues to national attention.

Environmental Health

Environmental Health
The World Health Organization estimates that 13 million deaths annually are due to preventable environmental causes. TFAH works to advance polices and programs that protect air, water, and food; and provide communities with healthier environments.

Public Health Funding

Public Health Funding
Protecting the health and safety of Americans should be the top responsibility of our nation's leaders. But experts say the country currently does not devote adequate resources to effectively prevent disease and protect the health of Americans.

Health Disparities

Health Disparities
Every American should have the opportunity to be as healthy as he or she can be. TFAH addresses health disparities and factors that are beyond individual control as a central part of our work.

Pandemic Flu and Infectious Disease Prevention

Pandemic Flu and Infectious Disease Prevention
Scientists around the globe continue to warn the public about the risk of a potential pandemic influenza outbreak. TFAH has outlined recommendations to better prepare the country for an outbreak. Despite remarkable breakthroughs in medical research and advancements, infectious diseases are undergoing a global resurgence. The nation's commitment to eliminating these diseases can no longer be based on international goodwill alone.

Workplace and Community Wellness

Workplace and Community Wellness
Poor health is putting the economy and businesses nationwide in jeopardy. Prevention has a high return on investment, helping to curb direct and indirect costs associated with poor worker health. Obesity-related worker absenteeism costs an estimated $4.3 billion annually. The indirect costs to employers of poor worker health include lower productivity in the workplace, higher rates of disability, higher rates of injury, and more workers\'compensation claims.