GUEST COMMENTARY: Public health funding is critical for the future of America

Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST

In communities across the country, we are seeing more people change the way they care for their health by limiting tobacco use, eating healthier and becoming more physically active with the support of public health programs. Collectively, we are taking steps to improve our health and the health of our loved ones due in no small part to the tremendous impact public health has had on our lives over the past decade.