Wanda Agnew, Bismarck, column: Budget puts public health programs at risk

October 10, 2012
by Wanda Agnew
Grand Forks Herald (North Dakota)


 In communities across North Dakota, people are working to prevent disease by limiting tobacco use, eating smarter and following screening and immunization schedules with the support of local public health professionals.

Collectively, residents tell us through surveys that they appreciate reminders and access offered by local public health agencies.

It’s hard to believe that in a nation of caring people, prevention services relating to messaging and disease-screening are not easily accessible to all because funding is not adequate or consistent.


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