State in cellar on CDC money

April 2, 2008
by Michael Schroeder
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Though Indiana has its share of health problems, the state gets less federal money for disease and injury prevention programs than most other states, according to a national study released today. Indiana received $13.69 per person from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in fiscal year 2007 ($86.9 million) – ranking 49th in the country. Only Kansas got less per person, at $13.61, according to the report by Trust for America’s Health, a non-profit, advocacy organization focused on making disease prevention a national priority. Alaska received the most, at $69.76 per person.

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