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Report: NC part of public health crisis

Posted April 13

— According to a report released Thursday by Trust for America's Health, North Carolina is part of a public health funding crisis.

The nonpartisan group said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s core funding has dropped more than $580 million since 2010, while federal funding provided to the states in crisis has stayed relatively flat.

North Carolina receives $14.08 per person in federal funding for public health programs, ranking the state 44th in the United States.

Median spending is $31 to $62 per person.

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