Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WEBINAR about New TFAH Report: Promoting Health and Cost Control in States

Join Trust for America's Health on Friday, March 8th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. for a briefing that will explore a new initiative focused on state policies that can improve health and lower healthcare costs. National experts will participate in a panel presentation highlighting the importance of addressing the social determinants of health through policy change at the local, state and national level. 

To attend via live webstream: To RSVP 

New TFAH Report: Promoting Health and Cost Control:How States Can Improve Community Health and
Well-being Through Policy Change
Trust for America's Health's (TFAH) new report, Promoting Health and Cost Control: How States Can Improve Community Health and Well-being Through Policy Change highlights 13 policies, all outside the healthcare sector, that if adopted by states can improve the health and well-being of their residents.

The report provides detailed information on its recommended policies, including descriptions, summaries of the health and economic evidence, case examples, and considerations for design and implementation. Additionally, it highlights a set of complementary policies for state officials to consider where the recommended policies alone may not be enough to achieve state and national goals for health improvement. 
Report Goals
  • Goal 1: Support the connections between health and learning.
  • Goal 2: Employ harm-reduction strategies to prevent substance misuse deaths and related diseases.
  • Goal 3: Promote healthy behavior.
  • Goal 4: Promote active living and connectedness.
  • Goal 5: Ensure safe, healthy, and affordable housing for all.
  • Goal 6: Create opportunities for economic well-being.
13 Recommended Policies
  1. Universal Pre-Kindergarten
  2. Enhancing School Nutrition Programs
  3. Earned Income Tax Credit
  4. Paid Family Leave
  5. Earned Sick Leave
  6. Fair Hiring Protections
  7. Complete Streets
  8. Syringes Access Programs
  9. Smoke-Free Policies
  10. Tobacco Pricing Strategies
  11. Alcohol Pricing Strategies
  12. Housing Rehabilitation Loan & Grant Programs
  13. Rapid Re-Housing
TFAH's media contact: Rhea Farberman, 202-864-5941,

1730 M ST NW
P (202) 223-9870
F (202) 223-9871

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