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.
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Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism
Special Issue Brief: Obesity Rates Among WIC Children
February 24, 2017
Deadly U.S. heroin overdoses quadrupled in five years: study
February 23, 2017
Today in Obamacare: half the funding for a federal vaccine program is tied up in the ACA
That’s a problem for repeal.
February 17, 2017
Vaccine programs are threatened by exemptions, ACA repeal
February 13, 2017
Missing in the ACA debate: Funding to prevent disease in the first place
February 7, 2017
Obamacare repeal could slash public-health funding
Policy and Advocacy
For TFAH Fiscal Year 2017 funding priorities, please click here. TFAH position statements and letters, congressional hearings, briefings and testimony, and additional policy and advocacy materials, click here.
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.