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 the resources needed to adequately help prevent disease and protect the health of Americans. Consequently, serious gaps exist in the nation's ability to safeguard health, putting our families, communities, states, and nation at risk.
TFAH tracks annual federal and state spending on public health in its Investing in America's Health report, and provides recommendations for increasing accountability so we can be sure taxpayer dollars are being used effectively to improve our nation's health.
Ready or Not? 2017
Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism
February 10, 2018
Five questions about the new Trump budget and health issues
January 31, 2018
CDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interests
January 31, 2018
The scandal that just forced the CDC director to resign, explained
January 28, 2018
John Auerbach on Public Health Funding
Policy and Advocacy
For TFAH Fiscal Year 2018 funding priorities, please click here. TFAH position statements and letters, congressional hearings, briefings and testimony, and additional policy and advocacy materials, click here.
February 6, 2018
TFAH Statement on the House Appropriations Committee’s Proposed Plan to Use the Prevention and Public Health Fund To Fund a Continuing Resolution: Would Cut CDC Funding by $2.85 Billion Over the Next Decade
January 16, 2018
TFAH Releases Special Issue Brief: Racial Healing and Achieving Health Equity in the United States TFAH Calls for Increased Focus on Addressing Health Inequities and Releases Priority Recommendations to Achieve this Goal
December 22, 2017
Leading Public Health Groups: Using the Prevention Fund to help fund CHIP: A Serious Mistake Statement from Trust for America’s Health, American Public Health Association, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Prevention Institute, and Public Health Institute
December 19, 2017
Half of States Scored 5 or Lower Out of 10 Indicators in Report on Health Emergency Preparedness Report Finds Funding to Support Base Level of Preparedness Cut More than Half Since 2002
November 21, 2017
New Report: More than 1.6 Million Americans Could Die from Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide During Next Decade – A 60 Percent Increase from Previous 10 Years Study Highlights Solutions, Calls for National Resilience Strategy
Selected items from TFAH's Resource Library:
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Inequities Among Gay Men & Men Who Have Sex With Men With support from the M·A·C AIDS Fund, TFAH undertook a literature review and convened a one-day consultation to consider strategies to mitigate the social determinants of health inequities among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).† Invited participants included research scientists, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)‡ health service providers, public policy advocates, and federal officials.*
American Public Health Association The American Public Health Association builds a collective voice for public health, working to ensure access to health care, protect funding for core public health services and eliminate health disparities, among many other issues.
Coalition for Health Funding The Coalition for Health Funding is a nonprofit alliance of 50 national health organizations that works in a nonpartisan fashion to ensure that health spending remains visible as Congress and the Administration set federal budget priorities.
Health and Human Services Office of Budget The Office of Budget provides analytical support and recommendations to the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology on budget, performance, and program policy issues.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation, focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S. Their three major focus points are policy analysis and research, acting as a clearinghouse for public health and policy information, and developing and running large-scale public health information campaigns in the United States and around the world.