Nation’s Public Health System ‘Chronically Underfunded For Decades,’ Study Finds

April 15, 2013
by Anthony Kimmery
Homeland Security Today


The effort by federal, state and local public health departments around the country to build a resilient public health system has been hindered by “limited funds” and an inability “to adequately carry out many core functions, including programs to prepare for health emergencies," a new study has found.

The study, Investing in America's Health: A State-by-State Look at Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts, by the Washington, DC-based Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), examined public health funding and key health facts in states across the country.


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