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Report: Economy could hurt public health funding

March 12, 2009
by SUE MAJOR HOLMES
Associated Press

New Mexico's health secretary says the state will continue public health initiatives in tough economic times, but won't be able to expand them the way he'd like.

The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week released a report warning the national recession could lead to serious cuts in disease prevention and emergency preparedness programs.

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