State's health funding faulted
June 14, 2006
by Michelle Mittelstadt
Dallas Morning News
WASHINGTON – Texas lags well behind other states in receipt of federal dollars for disease prevention and bioterrorism preparedness – ranking 42nd on a per-person average, according to a report issued Tuesday by a nonpartisan health advocacy group.
The state received an average of $14.28 per person last year in federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public health grants – significantly below the $20.99 spent per person nationally, Trust for America's Health
said after a review of federal data.
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