Pennsylvania lags in public health spending

April 4, 2013
by Tim Darragh
Morning Call (Allentown, PA)


Pennsylvania's public health spending ranks in the lowest tier of states, according to a new survey released Thursday.

Public health officials said the study released by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation may not present a full apples-to-apples comparison with other states, but that shouldn't detract from the main finding that the federal and state governments are failing to keep up with public health needs.

The findings in the report, "Investing in America's Health: A State-by-State Look at Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts," showed that Pennsylvania ranks 43rd for per-capita state public health spending.


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