TFAH

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TFAHTrust for America's Health
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The TFAH report found only 16 states require use of the PDMP by providers (and then only in certain situations) and of those States, only eight States require use of the PDMP before the initial dispensing of a controlled substance.
The report on the status of adult immunization in the United States was released jointly by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and TFAH.
This massive funding effort, coupled with the establishment of national Public Health Preparedness Centers, has had a significant impact on our civilian level of preparedness for a CBRNE event, as reflected in the most recent TFAH analysis.
There has been a breakthrough in terms of drawing attention to the obesity epidemic," said Jeff Levi, executive director of TFAH.
To improve bioterrorism and public health preparedness, TFAH, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on disease prevention, recommended a systematic review of preparedness gaps, conducting practice drills to assess capabilities and vulnerabilities, and limiting liability to encourage vaccine development and protect health care workers.
TFAH found that only twenty-four states had spent at least 90 percent of their 2002 bioterror funds, and only seventeen states had passed at least 50 percent of the money along to local health departments.
State officials surveyed for the TFAH study agreed that public health was neglected for 20 years before the 9/11 tragedy, which was followed by the anthrax attacks, the SARS threat, and the spread of West Nile virus.
According to the TFAH, adult obesity has also risen over the past year in 31 states, with no states reporting a decrease.
The nation is nowhere near as prepared as we should be for bioterrorism, bird flu and other health disasters," said Jeff Levi, executive director of TFAH.
TFAH gave the federal government a D+ overall for levels of preparedness.
There has been a breakthrough in terms of drawing attention to the obesity epidemic," comments TFAH executive director Jeff Levi.
To improve preparedness, TFAH, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on disease prevention, recommended a systematic review of preparedness gaps, conducting practice drills to assess capabilities and vulnerabilities, and limiting liability to encourage vaccine development and protect health care workers.