Nationally, our understanding about what affects our health is evolving. TFC is talking about health more broadly, coming to understand that health starts–long before illness–in our homes, schools, and jobs. Scientists have found that the conditions in which we live and work have an enormous impact on our health, long before we ever see a doctor. In fact, they determine up to 80% of our health.
TFC is changing our way (and hopefully the community’s way) of thinking, from health as something we get at the doctor’s office, to health as something that starts in our families, in our schools and workplaces, in our playgrounds and parks, and in the air we breathe and the water we drink. The more we as a community see health in this way, the more opportunities we have to improve it.