Wisconsin doesn't get its share of CDC dollars and support

April 2, 2008
Wisconsin Small Business Times

Only five other states received less funding for public health from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) than Wisconsin in 2007, according to a new study report by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH). The report found that Wisconsin received Wisconsin $14.94 in CDC funds per resident, ranking 45th in the nation. Only Utah, Minnesota, Florida, Indiana and Kansas received less per capita than the Badger State. States and local communities use CDC funds for a range of public health programs, including cancer prevention, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, diabetes control, environmental health, HIV prevention, immunizations, infectious disease prevention, and bioterrorism preparedness. Midwestern states receive less funding from the CDC than other states, at an average of $16.24 per person, the study stated. The new analysis, "Shortchanging America's Health: A State-By-State Look at How Federal Public Health Dollars Are Spent - 2008," reviews key health statistics and federal funding for public health on a state-by-state level.

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