Pain in the Nation Series Update: Alcohol, Drug and Suicide Deaths at Record Highs
Annual deaths due to alcohol, drugs or suicide exceeded 156,000 in 2019 and alcohol deaths were higher for every adult age group for the year. Furthermore, preliminary data show that the COVID-19 crisis created higher rates of Americans’ mental distress, substance use, and drug overdose.
The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2021
Climate Change & Health: Assessing State Preparedness
This report assessed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their level of preparedness for the health effects of climate change and found a great deal of variation in their preparedness to protect residents’ health. Some states have made significant preparations, while others have barely begun this process.
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.
COVID-19 Policy Response Brief
The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerged in late 2019 and swiftly brought about the worst global public health emergency in a century, inflicting an extraordinary toll on the lives, livelihoods, and well-being of people across the globe.
Pain in the Nation Series Update – Alcohol, Drug and Suicide Deaths in 2018
May 2020 - Annual U.S. deaths due to alcohol, drugs or suicide reached nearly 152,000 in 2018, a rate approximately level with the prior year, despite decreases in overall opioid overdose deaths.
The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2020
This report, a part of TFAH’s annual public health funding series, found a continuing pattern of underfunding of these vital programs.
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.