Public health funding: Why you should care

April 5, 2012
by Charles D. Daughdrill, executive director of the Mississippi Public Health Association
McClatchy/Mississippi Press Editorial Board


The successes and efforts of public health are often taken for granted. Times of good health generally fly under the radar.

When you brush your teeth with clean water, public health is the reason. As you serve clean milk to your child and leave your child with a licensed day care center, public health is the reason.

As you eat your meals in an inspected restaurant or visit a family member in a licensed hospital or nursing home, public health is the reason.


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