Mass. 14th in CDC funding

April 7, 2008
Boston Globe

Massachusetts comes in 14th in the country in federal funding to prevent disease and injury, a national health-advocacy organization reports. Trust for America's Health calculated how much the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spent in fiscal 2007 per person on public health programs in the 50 states. In Massachusetts that came to $25.42 per person. The national average is $19.74 per person. Alaska took in the most CDC dollars ($69.76) and Kansas got the least ($13.61). CDC funds programs to prevent such diseases as cancer, diabetes, and HIV, as well as on environmental health, immunizations, and bioterrorism preparedness.

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