New Report: Blueprint for a Healthier America

Posted by on November 10, 2008

Trust for America’s Health Report Calls for Stable Funding for Public Health

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released Blueprint for a Healthier America: Modernizing the Federal Public Health System to Focus on Prevention and Preparedness. The report provides recommendations for the next administration and congress on ways to improve the health of Americans. An analysis shows a shortfall of $20 billion annually—across state, local, and federal government—in funding for critical public health programs in the U.S. The Blueprint calls for establishing a stable, reliable funding stream for public health and provides options for funding mechanisms to make up the $20 billion shortfall by increasing federal spending by $12 billion and state and local spending by $8 billion annually over the next four to five years. To view the report, see:

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