TFAH Report on Improving Health, Controlling Costs, and Creating Health Equity

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) issued a report this week entitled “Leveraging Evidence-Based Policies to Improve Health, Control Costs, and Create Health Equity” that highlights evidence-based policies that can be implemented to address the root causes of disease. Policies that the report highlights include supporting access to high-quality health services; promoting economic mobility; ensuring access to affordable housing; promoting safe and healthy learning environments for children; and health-promoting excise taxes. For each identified policy area, the report also gives summaries of the health and economic evidence, identifies the main components of the policy, identifies a case example, and recommends action steps for policymakers. TFAH’s full report can be found here.