The United States spends trillions of dollar on health care every year and very little on public health measures or health and human services that support people and impact things like socioeconomic factors, health behaviors and physical environment.
Ohio ranks 47th out of the 50 states for public health funding.
was spent on medical care per person in the U.S.
Just $53 is spent per Ohioan on public health measures that prevent medical conditions before they occur.
According to Harvard School of Public Health, “In the U.S. alone, a 10% reduction in mortality from heart disease, cancer, and diabetes would have a total social value, expressed in economic terms of $10.9 Trillion.”
Health expenditure data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.