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Report: Va. 48th in receiving federal funds for disease prevention

March 10, 2009
by Elizabeth Simpson
Virginian-Pilot

Virginia hovers near the bottom in a national report released today that ranks federal funding for disease prevention and emergency preparation.

The report, produced by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranks Virginia 48th in the nation based on 2008 data.

Virginia received $12.88 a person in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the 2008 fiscal year for prevention of diseases including diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and sexually transmitted disease, according to the report. The national average was $17.60 a person.

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