Funding, focus lacking for health care that gets results

March 15, 2015
by Jayne O'Donnell and Laura Ungar
USA Today

The success of a lot of community health programs is proved in small academic studies that aren't as useful when programs are being implemented on large scales, says Jeffrey Levi, executive director of the non-profit Trust for America's Health.

"The source of funding for research is at the NIH (National Institutes of Health), and this kind of research has never been a priority there," he says.

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