Last week, Senator Tom Coburn said he's going after $630 million from the 2011 Prevention and Public Health Fund. He called it a slush fund, and yet at the same time said that public health officials aren't granted enough leeway to allocate the funds as they see fit.
In today's Huffington Post, we explain just how community prevention keeps decision making, and resources, local.
We also showcase recent prevention accomplishments funded through federal and foundation resources: from 8500 cups of fruits and vegetables in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to investments in local businesses in Louisville, communities are already showing real successes--boosting health, forging new community inter-relationships, and bolstering local economies.
Read the article.