• Winter 2020, Issue 1

    Winter 2020, Issue 1

Unsustainable: The Rise and Fall of Public Health Funding

According to data published by TFAH, there is a $4.5 billion gap between current funding levels and what is needed to achieve “an adequate level of public health protection” nationwide. Even though budget news for FY2020 is better than it has been, it continues a worrying, long-term trend of public health underfunding and public health laboratories being forced to draw on short-term crisis funding to maintain day-to-day activities.

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