Critics say cuts erode Maine’s public health system

April 6, 2015
by Joe Lawlor
Portland Press Herald

Where that leaves the Maine CDC remains to be seen. According to The Trust for America’s Health website, which evaluates public health data by state, Maine’s public health spending is mixed, compared to other states. While Maine ranks 30th in state dollars spent on public health, a health policy website ranks the state in the top 10 in federal spending per capita.

The rankings are based on 2013 data, and reflect the fact that Maine has historically been successful in attracting federal money to operate the state health agency.

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