Stimulus Will (Literally) Get America Moving Again

February 17, 2009
by Jeff Levi. Executive Director of TFAH
Huffington Post

With the stroke of a pen, when President Obama signed the stimulus this week, he not only created in jobs and extended unemployment benefits - he made the biggest increased investment ever to prevent disease in America. The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 includes more than $1 billion for prevention and wellness. This investment will not only create or save more than 20,000 public health jobs, but it will also help contain the nation's skyrocketing health care costs by helping America's workforce get healthier.

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