WASHINGTON , Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) welcomed the announcement by the House Appropriations Committee that the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act will include needed investments to improve public health and prevention in the U.S.
The House plan includes a proposed investment of:
"Saving our economy is inextricably tied to strengthening the health of our nation," said Jeffrey Levi , Ph.D., Executive Director of Trust for America's Health. "This investment by the House could make a major difference in improving the health of Americans and preventing disease, which is one of the most effective and overlooked ways to reduce the healthcare costs that are currently overwhelming our health system, businesses, and American families."
A portion of the
"This is an unprecedented one-time investment in public health," noted Levi. "We look forward to working with Congress and the incoming Obama Administration to assure that these funds are targeted to effective prevention programs that reach Americans in the communities where they live."
TFAH's Prevention for a Healthier America study found that many effective community-based prevention programs cost less than
The report can be found in full at TFAH's website http://healthyamericans.org/.
Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
SOURCE Trust for America's Health