Posts Tagged ‘Trust for America’s Health’

Callous Bias and Anger In Place of Curiosity and Caring

September 19, 2021 — The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is out with its annual report on obesity. The headline? It’s bad and getting worse. But any mention of the lived experience for real persons with obesity is absent. Empathy doesn’t fit with a strategy focused on catastrophizing the problem of too many people living with obesity. The implicit […]

Wishful Thinking About Prevention Savings

February 12, 2013 — More than half of Americans suffer from one or more chronic diseases caused by preventable lifestyle issues. As 75% of healthcare costs in the U.S. come from treating health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, prevention could provide an opportunity for quality-of-life improvements and costs savings. Tami Gustafson questions this assumption in the Seattle […]