Report: After years of cuts and even more proposed, public health faces funding crisis

April 16, 2017
by Kim Krisberg
Science Blogs

And a new report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) illustrates just how serious the situation is. Released yesterday, “A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts, 2017” reports that funding for CDC’s core budget has decreased by more than $580 million since 2010. Much of those funds — about 75 percent — are redistributed to state and local public health. However, state appropriators haven’t stepped up to the federal funding gap either. Since 2010, TFAH reported, state public health spending has remained pretty much static.

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