WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) commends the Institute of Medicine for their thoughtful recommendations in their new report HHS in the 21st Century: Charting a New Course for a Healthier America.
"The federal government is responsible for protecting the health of Americans, but the federal public health structure is broken and needs to be fixed," said Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director of TFAH. "The Public Health Service, in particular, is underfunded, understaffed, and often uses out-of-date technologies to combat today's modern health threats. That needs to change."
TFAH supports many of the top recommendations, including:
TFAH recently released recommendations for restructuring federal public health agencies in its report Blueprint for a Healthier America: Modernizing the Federal Public Health System to Focus on Prevention and Preparedness. Some key recommendations include:
TFAH's full Blueprint for a Healthier America can be found at: 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. www.healthyamericans.org
|SOURCE Trust for America's Health|
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