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Public health funding cuts are having real-world effects. Now a new report is documenting stories about the issues Americans are facing because of the cuts.

In its new report, “Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Hurt America’s Health,” the Coalition for Health Funding offers first-person accounts of how federal public health budget cuts harm Americans.

For example, Debbie Swanson, an APHA member and nursing and nutrition supervisor at the Grand Forks Public Health Department in Grand Forks, North Dakota, says a 2010 tuberculosis outbreak in Grand Forks took the community by surprise because public health infrastructure had been reduced. With a budget of $6,000 — but needs exceeding $2 million — Swanson’s team had to rely on local assistance and reallocation of funds to protect those at risk and treat people infected with TB.

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