About Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes optimal health for every person and community and makes the prevention of illness and injury a national priority. TFAH works with traditional and new partners on high impact health issues. We report on and recommend evidence-based programs and policies that make prevention and health equity foundational to health and community systems at all levels of society.

With community partners, we strive to identify and understand the social determinants of health and barriers to better health for all. Our goal is a modernized, public health system that meets the challenge of health equity for all and is prepared to respond to a wide-variety of health threats with policies and programs that are inclusive, community appropriate and evidence-based.

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Trust for America’s Health promotes optimal health for every person and community and makes the prevention of illness and injury a national priority.

Vision Statement

Trust for America’s Health is a non-partisan public health policy, research and advocacy organization that envisions a nation that values the health and well-being of all and where prevention and health equity are foundational to policymaking at all levels of society. Learn about TFAH core values here.

Our work is often focused on the antecedents of poor health and on prevention. TFAH develops reports and other resources and initiatives, and recommends policies, to advance an evidence-based public health system that is ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Recent TFAH reports include ones on obesity, emergency preparedness, public health funding, national health priorities and the drug, alcohol and suicide crisis.