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State's health funding faulted

June 14, 2006
by Michelle Mittelstadt
Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON Texas lags well behind other states in receipt of federal dollars for disease prevention and bioterrorism preparedness ranking 42nd on a per-person average, according to a report issued Tuesday by a nonpartisan health advocacy group. The state received an average of $14.28 per person last year in federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public health grants significantly below the $20.99 spent per person nationally, Trust for America's Health said after a review of federal data.

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