A Blueprint for the 2021 Administration and Congress
The Promise of Good Health for All: Transforming Public Health in America
The State of Obesity 2020: Better Policies for a Healthier America
The U.S. adult obesity rate tops 40 percent; highest ever recorded. COVID-19 related food insecurity puts more Americans at risk for obesity or worsening obesity.
Beyond School Walls: How Federal, State and Local Entities are Adapting Policies to Ensure Student Access to Healthy Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Over half of all students in elementary and secondary schools across the country depend on the National School Lunch Program for a healthy mid-day meal, and 12.5 million students participate in the School Breakfast Program.
Special Analysis: How Healthy Is Your Congressional District?
This analysis provides a snapshot of 11 preventive health measures reported by congressional district based on 2017 Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey data. These data highlight areas in which policymakers and health advocates can focus their efforts to improve the health status of entire communities.
Ready or Not 2020: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism
Ready or Not provides an annual assessment of states’ level of readiness to respond to public health emergencies and recommends policy actions to ensure that everyone’s health is protected during such events. This 2020 edition reports overall preparedness improvement but also identifies areas that need attention.
U.S. Obesity Rates Reach Historic Highs – Racial, Ethnic, Gender and Geographic Disparities Continue to Persist
Report calls for sugary drink taxes, expanded SNAP and WIC Nutrition support programs and a built environment that encourages physical activity to help address health crisis.
Promoting Health and Cost Control in States
The circumstances in our everyday lives shape our health whether it’s where we live, how we eat, where we go to school, our workplaces, who we care for, or what opportunities we have (or don’t have) to succeed, it all has a profound effect on long-term health—regardless of what type of healthcare we receive.
Pain in the Nation: Education Brief
How the education sector can help address the alcohol, drug and suicide crises.
Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism
The report finds the country does not invest enough to maintain strong, basic core capabilities for health security readiness. It includes a review of state and federal public health preparedness policies.
Prevention and Public Health Fund Detailed Information
The Prevention Fund provides almost $900 million to CDC, most of which goes toward prevention grants to states, counties and cities, non-profit health-oriented groups and tribal organizations. Without the Fund, current efforts to prevent infectious diseases and chronic illnesses would be crippled.