Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Divvying up the Prevention Pie

In 2008, states received $17.60 per person on average from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to spend on disease prevention and health promotion. But a new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that the difference in funding to individual states differed by as much as $40 per resident.

Alaska received the most funding from CDC of any state at $52.78 per person in FY 2008, while Indiana received the least at $12.74. The report shows that Midwestern and Southern states received less funding from the federal government than Northeastern and Western states.


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