Thursday, 29th March 2012
Investing in America's Health
Source: Trust for America's Health
From the publication web page:
Tens of millions of Americans are currently suffering from preventable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. And, today's children are in danger of becoming the first generation in American history to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents.
For eight years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has supported the Trust for America's Health in releasing an annual Investing in America's Health report to examine public health funding and key health facts in states around the country.
Where you live should not determine how healthy you are. But, we've found that disease rates vary dramatically from city to city and region to region - and funding for public health and disease prevention programs also vary dramatically from neighborhood to neighborhood, community to community, city to city and state to state.
+ Link to full report (PDF; 2.81 MB)
+ Link to publication web page to view individual community profiles
By Peggy Garvin
Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
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