Utah ranks low in CDC funding

April 2, 2008
by Lois Collins
Deseret Morning News

Utah's near the bottom in how much money it receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for public health programs to prevent injury and disease. But it's also one of the healthier states, according to a new report. Utah receives $14.81 per person from the CDC for such programs, ranking 46. That's the lowest amount in the region and less than half of what Southern states receive, according to "Shortchanging America's Health 2008," by Trust for America's Health, which looks at how federal public health dollars are spent in each state.

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