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Public Health Departments Shrinking, Survey Finds

March 1, 2010
by Katharine Seelye
The New York Times

Public health workers are another casualty of recent budget cuts in cities and counties across the country.

New studies indicate that about 15 percent of the local public health work force has disappeared over the last two years, just as experts are calling for an increase in the preventive and monitoring services that these  workers provide.

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