Grant Money Released Under Stimulus Law Disease Prevention Program

September 17, 2009
by John Reichard, CQ HealthBeat Editor

"Health care reform must take this down payment and move it forward, to allow hundreds of additional communities around the country to benefit from these programs," said Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, an organization that advocates increased funding for public health programs.

"Real health reform must start with prevention in order to be successful. The future health and wealth of our country demands we improve the health of Americans, not just how we pay for our care," Levi said in a statement.

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