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Oct 10, 2011

Celebrating School Success

Consider this: school meals can be healthy, affordable and appealing to kids. Hard to believe? Districts across the United States are proving it can be done.

 

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School Food
Sep 26, 2011

Health Impact Project Receives Funding from the California Endowment to Help Build Healthier Communities

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced that The California Endowment will support up to two health impact assessment (HIA) demonstrations in California. The Health Impact Project’s work to promote the use of HIAs around the country closely aligns with the Endowment’s efforts to improve community health in California.

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Health Impact Assessment
Sep 22, 2011

Antibiotics Conference Addresses Lack of New Drugs to Fight Deadly Superbugs

Leaders from government, industry, academia, medicine and science today will come together to discuss one of the most pressing health challenges we face: the rising incidence of drug-resistant bacteria and the lack of new antibiotics to fight them.

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Antibiotic Innovation
Aug 15, 2011

New Program Will Make HIA More Routine Part of Local Health Departments' Work

The Health Impact Project and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced today a request for applications from  local health departments to participate in the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Mentorship Project.

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Health Impact Assessment
Jul 14, 2011

Top Latin American Scientists Named 2011 Pew Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts named 10 outstanding early-career scientists to be Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences.

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Biomedical Research
Jul 12, 2011

Pew Finds Serious Gaps in Oversight of U.S. Drug Safety

Americans’ medicines are increasingly manufactured in developing countries, where oversight is lower than in the U.S., according to a new white paper by the Pew Health Group.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates 40 percent of finished drugs and 80 percent of active ingredients and bulk chemicals used in U.S. drugs come from overseas.

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Drug Manufacturing and Distribution, Drug Safety
Jun 16, 2011

Pew Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill in Senate to Preserve Effectiveness of Antibiotics

The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming (HHIF) today applauded U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) for introducing S. 1211, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2011 (PAMTA). The bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to withdraw seven classes of antibiotics critical for treating infections in humans from use on industrial farms unless animals or herds are sick with disease.

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Jun 15, 2011

Pew Urges Congress to Spur Development of Antibiotics

Sharon Ladin, director of the Pew Health Group’s Antibiotics and Innovation Project, issued the following statement regarding the Generating Antibiotics Incentives Now (GAIN) Act (H.R. 2182)...

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Health Topics, Antibiotic Innovation
Jun 14, 2011

Twenty-Two of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2011 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Twenty-two of America’s most promising scientists have been named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Biomedical Research
May 19, 2011

Poll Finds Most Americans Favor Increased Funding for Stronger Food Safety Oversight

Among likely voters surveyed across the nation, 66 percent support additional funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to carry out new responsibilities related to food safety, according to a Pew-commissioned poll released today by the bipartisan team of Hart Research and American Viewpoint.

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Food Hazards
May 18, 2011

Business Credit Cards Place Millions of U.S. Households at Risk

The Credit CARD Act of 2009, signed into law two years ago, made consumer credit cards safer and more transparent. But, its rules did not apply to cards labeled for business or commercial use, placing millions of individuals and small business owners at risk.

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May 12, 2011

Oregon Farm to School Bill Would Benefit Health Through Job Creation, Study Finds

A bill in Oregon that would provide incentives to deliver fresh local food to schools would improve the health of the state’s residents and, at the same time, create hundreds of new farm-industry jobs over a five- to 10-year period, according to a study released by Upstream Public Health in Portland.

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Health Impact Assessment
May 10, 2011

Two Years after Credit Card Act, Pew Finds Interest Rates and Other Fees Stabilized

Credit card holders are seeing stabilized interest rates, the elimination of overlimit penalty charges, a reduction in late fees charged by banks and minimal changes in annual fees since the Credit CARD Act of 2009 took effect, according to new research by the Pew Health Group’s Safe Credit Cards Project.

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May 3, 2011

Moms Across America Uniting to Preserve Effectiveness of Antibiotics

The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming today launched "Moms for Antibiotic Awareness," a grassroots movement of moms working to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for their children and families.

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Apr 11, 2011

Voters’ Attitudes On School Nutrition

Americans express broad and deep support for increasing federal requirements for the nutrition of meals served in schools and for increasing funding for the national school meals program by one percent. 

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School Food