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Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. By focusing on PREVENTION, PROTECTION, and COMMUNITIES, TFAH is leading the fight to make disease prevention a national priority, from Capitol Hill to Main Street. We know what works. Now we need to build the resolve to get it done.

The State of Obesity – Better Policies for a Healthier America
Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the 12th annual report, The State of Obesity – Better Policies for a Healthier America. This year’s report  finds adult obesity rates remained mostly steady this past year, increasing in five states and remaining stable in all others.  Rates are at or above 30 percent in almost half of states (22), putting some 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of serious health problems – including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.  Accordingly, the obesity epidemic remains one of our nation’s most serious health crises. More…

Advocacy 101
Trust for America’s Health and APA’s policy team provide an overview of advocacy and the importance of planners and public health professionals working toward shared advocacy goals. View slides.



Healthy Communities Navigator
The Healthy Communities Navigator: Cross-sector Grants, Success Stories and Policy Papers is a dynamic searchable interactive platform that provides stakeholders with community and population health resources, grants and examples. The three core components of the Navigator are:

  • TFAH’s Cross-sector Grants, a searchable database of over 50 public and private community prevention funding sources at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Success Stories, typically first-person accounts of community and population health models, programs and policies that show how innovative work is being conducted at the implementation level through various funding sources.
  • Community & Population Health Policy Papers, a collection of the important literature, policy papers, resources and links related to population health and community prevention.