Healthcare Letter to the Editor

August 12, 2013
by Lois Hall
Columbus Dispatch

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. This is because public health organizations and others are doing their best to keep up with inducements that make unhealthy choices the most attractive choice for adults and children. Yet, these efforts are being dangerously and perhaps irrevocably compromised by recent budget cuts to proven community-based health programs. These cuts in federal funding will affect our community.

The capacity for public health professionals to prevent and respond to some of today’s pressing health challenges or simply provide basic public health and preventive services is in grave danger.

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