Report: Fla. last in U.S. health funds
June 14, 2006
by Jacob Goldstein
Florida ranks last in the nation in federal dollars per capita for public health and bioterrorism preparedness, according to a report released Tuesday.
The state received $11.38 per person in fiscal year 2005, just over half the national average of $20.99 per person. Alaska, which topped the list, received $53.36 per person.
''Where you live shouldn't determine the level of protection you are getting,'' said Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health
, the public health advocacy group that released the report. ``We probably need to be doing a better job of linking distribution of resources to need.''
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