Nebraska gets more CDC money than other Midwestern states

April 2, 2008
by Timberly Ross
Associated Press, Nebraska

A nationwide report shows Nebraska ranks in the bottom third of states for money awarded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- but it still gets the most in the Midwest. The report released today by the nonprofit Trust for America's Health says the state received nearly $35 million -- or nearly $20 per resident -- from the CDC last year. That puts Nebraska 34th in terms of CDC money it gets for public health initiatives like awareness campaigns and disaster planning.

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