Obesity to Get Most of Stimulus Prevention Money, Says Sebelius
Posted Aug 13 2009 7:59pm
Most of $1 billion appropriated by Congress for disease prevention as part of the economic stimulus plan will go to a CDC-planned initiative to fight obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
"We finally have a plan," Sebelius told attendees at a CDC-sponsored conference on obesity in Washington DC. She said the Obama administration will give states and local governments more money to control obesity, including investing in public transportation.