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2014-01-14 08:28:02

New Analysis Finds 32 States Fail to Vaccinate at least 40 Percent of Adults 18-64 Years Old WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) found that only 35.7 percent of adults ages 18 to 64 years old got the flu shot last season (the most recent period data with available data). By comparison, 56.6 percent of children (ages 6 months to 17 years old) and 66.2 percent of seniors (ages 65 and older) were vaccinated....

2014-01-13 08:28:36

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, on today's release of new recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "TFAH fully supports the RWJF Commission to...

2013-12-17 12:25:45

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) finds the nation's ability to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks are hampered by outdated systems and limited resources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) The Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases report finds that a majority of states (34) score 5 or lower out of 10 key...

2013-12-04 08:29:31

2013 results are most complete assessment of national health security preparedness to date WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and 20 development partners, today announced the release of the National Health Security Preparedness Index(TM) (NHSPI(TM)), a new way to measure and advance the nation's readiness to protect people during a...

2013-11-15 12:24:55

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, on President Obama nominating Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general of the United States. "TFAH applauds the nomination of Dr. Murthy. Dr. Murthy is a forward thinking and innovative health leader who is also committed to...

2013-10-10 16:27:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the "mini-continuing resolution" to fund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "The Trust for America's Health opposes the "mini-continuing resolution" to fund CDC because it doesn't address our nation's crucial public health needs and services...

2013-09-10 08:32:09

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the White House Champions of Change, highlighting prevention and public health leaders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "TFAH is pleased to join the White House in honoring today's Champions of Change. These leaders are taking innovative approaches to improve the health of people in their...

2013-09-06 12:24:28

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With new reports showing childhood obesity still high nationwide, more than 125 young people from Boys & Girls Clubs around the nation will convene in Colorado Springs September 6 - 8, 2013 as Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA) hosts its Triple Play Leadership Summit at the Olympic Training Center. Club staff will learn from experts and return home with leading practices and tools to use in their own communities....

2013-08-22 12:23:24

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the National Park Service turns 97, Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and other public health and youth organizations encourage First Lady Michelle Obama and nation's leaders to support full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF helps create close-to-home parks and recreation facilities -- opportunities for physical activity that are critical to the fight to eliminate childhood obesity....

2013-08-15 20:20:44

Rates Top 30 Percent in 13 States, Are Highest in South, Midwest and Among Baby Boomers WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After three decades of increases, adult obesity rates remained level in every state except for one, Arkansas, in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2013, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). (Logo:...