The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of top priorities includes addressing daunting public health challenges in areas such as obesity, nutrition, physical activity, healthcare-associated infections, and food safety. Yet state public health funding to support such efforts is down 68 percent in the last three years, leaving Arizona ranked 47th in public health spending per capita as of 2010.
While significant challenges exist, there are also opportunities to redefine, reimagine and reaffirm our commitment to win these battles and create a healthier foundation upon which Arizona can build. That’s the premise and approach of Putting The Pieces (Back) Together: Public Health and Prevention. Download it today, and get the story on exactly what has happened and how public health can respond.