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What's your health worth? CDC says $15

April 2, 2008
by Heather May
The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah receives a relative pittance from the federal government to prevent disease and injuries, according to a new report released today. According to analysis by the nonpartisan Trust for America's Health, Utah ranks 46th in the amount of money, per capita, it received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at almost $15 a person. That ranking - and an overall drop in national health spending - has some of Utah's city and county health departments turning down federal funds, such as money targeting tuberculosis. The catch: It costs more to implement the initiatives than what the federal and state governments provide.

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