Budget cuts to public health system threaten our future

November 11, 2012
by Bert Malone, chair of the legislative advocacy committee of the Missouri Public Health Association.
Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader


In communities across the country, we are seeing more people change the way they care for their health by limiting tobacco use, eating healthier and becoming more physically active with the support of public health programs.

Yet, it’s hard to believe that in a nation that holds such promise, nearly 1 million Americans are still dying every year from diseases that could be prevented.


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