Study finds Hawaii ranks ninth in CDC funding
HONOLULU ó A new study has found Hawaii ranks ninth among the 50 states in the amount of federal funding received from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study released Monday by the Trust for Americaís Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Hawaii received $34.6 million, or $26.78 per person, in fiscal 2009 to support state disease and injury prevention programs.
It says federal funding that goes to states for public health varies significantly from state to state, from a low of $13.33 per person in Virginia to a high of $58.65 in Alaska.
The report says overall federal spending for public health has been virtually flat for nearly five years, at about $19.23 per person, and hasnít been increased to keep pace with inflation.