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States trimming public health funding: report
Modern Healthcare

States around the country have cut nearly $392 million for public health programs in the past year, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, Shortchanging America’s Health: A State-By-State Look at How Public Health Dollars Are Spent, stated that federal spending for public health has been flat for nearly five years, leaving communities around the country struggling to deliver basic disease prevention and emergency health preparedness services.