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Trumpís budget is a disaster for public health

June 6, 2017
by Kim Krisberg
Science Blogs

Keep in mind, the public health workforce has already lost significant numbers and funding. According to the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), local public health has lost 22 percent of its workforce since 2008. The Trust for America’s Health reports that federal funding for disease prevention and health promotion has already dropped by $580 million since 2010 and remained flat at the state level. On Trump’s CDC proposal, former CDC Director Tom Frieden tweeted: “Proposed CDC budget: unsafe at any level of enactment. Would increase illness, death, risks to Americans, and health care costs.”

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