Mississippi Ranks 48th in U.S. in Public Health Spending

July 6, 2012
by Rhonda Miller
Mississippi Public Broadcasting


A recent study ranks Mississippi 48th in the nation in funding for public health. MPB’s Rhonda Miller takes a look at what the diagnosis means for for the health of the Magnolia State.

State health leaders agree on one thing – something has to be done to address the life-and-death issues of heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. During a recent health summit in Hattiesburg, Chairman of the State Board of Health Dr. Luke Lampton said anemic funding is a contributing factor to Mississippi’s health problems .


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