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State near bottom in federal health dollars

March 2, 2010
by Mark Johnson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin is receiving fewer federal health dollars and devoting less of its own budget to health than most other states, according to an annual report released Monday by the nonprofit Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In the report's state-by-state ranking, Wisconsin finished 44th in per-capita money received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for disease and injury prevention programs. The state ranked 49th in its per-capita budget for public health ahead of only Missouri and Nevada.

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