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Guest editorial: Mississippi’s public health funding crisis

June 18, 2016
by Charles “Buddy” Daughdrill, Executive Director, Mississippi Public Health Association
New Albany Herald

To gain some perspective of public health funding in Mississippi, the non-partisan Trust for America’s Health produces a report that analyzes state funding support for public health. Their latest data for FY 2013-14 ranks Mississippi 47th in support. Our state funding for that year was $36,739,194 or $12.28 per person. The average of our neighboring states (AL, ARK, LA, and TN) was $30.65 per person. For comparison, Louisiana received over $71 million in state funding or twice that of Mississippi.

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