The Trust for America's Health, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released a report in March 2012, "Investing in America's Health, A State By State Look at Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts"
Their premise is, "investing in disease prevention is the most effective, common-sense way to improve health. It can help spare millions of Americans from developing preventable illnesses, reduce health care costs, and improve the productivity of the American workforce so we can be competitive with the rest of the world. Tens of millions of Americans are currently suffering from preventable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. And, today's children are in danger of becoming the first generation in American history to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents."
To see and share the full 48-page report, click here: Investing in America's Health