What's your health worth? CDC says $15
April 2, 2008
by Heather May
The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah receives a relative pittance from the federal government to prevent disease and injuries, according to a new report released today.
According to analysis by the nonpartisan Trust for America's Health
, Utah ranks 46th in the amount of money, per capita, it received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at almost $15 a person.
That ranking - and an overall drop in national health spending - has some of Utah's city and county health departments turning down federal funds, such as money targeting tuberculosis. The catch: It costs more to implement the initiatives than what the federal and state governments provide.
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