Tackling a Wide Range of Public Health Issues

The Foundation for the Public’s Health and our partners are assisting with local health initiatives that would not otherwise be possible due to flat or declining public funding.

Key issues

Here is a sample of areas that need support:

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Infectious Disease Prevention

We can better control influenza, foodborne illnesses, HIV, and other infectious disease outbreaks by deploying a range of strategies including public education, immunization, diagnostics and testing, and treatment and monitoring.

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Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health

We can improve the health of women, children, and adolescents by promoting safe pregnancies, positive parenting, suicide prevention, asthma control, and safe sexual practices.

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Environmental Health

We can partner with community and national agencies to reduce environmental threats to the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink for ourselves and future generations.

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Emergency Preparedness

We can partner with local health departments, who are the “boots on the ground” responders to disease outbreaks, natural and human-caused disasters, and terrorist attacks.

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Chronic Disease Prevention

We can greatly reduce the incidence of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses by creating environments that encourage people to make healthier choices.

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Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse

We can work with emergency responders, health care providers, and business leaders to promote a culture of compassion that will facilitate positive behavioral health outcomes and effective solutions for substance abuse.

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Injury & Violence Prevention

We can promote safety and security for all ages by encouraging the use of child car seats and seat belts and preventing firearm-related injury and death and working to reduce the incidence of domestic violence.

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Public Health Information Systems

We can help track chronic illnesses, outbreaks of infectious diseases, and the effectiveness of local responses to interventions by increasing our capacity to conduct research in those areas.