Bioterrorism Funds Don't Cover States' Health Cuts. (Public Health Funding Down Overall)
Mulcahy, Nicholas, Clinical Psychiatry News
PHILADELPHIA -- Stepped-up federal funding for bioterrorism preparedness has yielded some beneficial effects at the state level, notably by helping health officials temper the impact of budget cuts, two state health officials said at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.
The new focus on bioterrorism comes at a time when state health budgets have been reduced in every state in the nation, said Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, then secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
"Overall, we are losing money in the public health budgets in the fifty states, despite the funds for terrorism preparedness," said Dr. Benjamin, who …
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Publication information: Article title: Bioterrorism Funds Don't Cover States' Health Cuts. (Public Health Funding Down Overall). Contributors: Mulcahy, Nicholas - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 31. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2003. Page number: 8. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.