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Public Health History

Estimated Annual Funding for
State Board of Health and Department of Health
and Environmental Control at
Decades, 1880 to 2010

 
Amount in Dollars
Adjusted Amount in Year 2000 Dollars
Year

Funds

Funds

1880
$2,000.00
$32,900.00
1890
$2,492.67
$43,870.99
1900
$9,010.66
$178,411.07
1910
$26,581.87
$465,182.73
1920
$242,901.18
$2,091,379.16
1930
$337,149.41
$3,476,010.48
1940
$239,486.42
$2,945,682.97
1950
$3,512,744.02
$25,116,119.74
1960
$3,793,396.56
$22,077,567.98
1970
$14,868,608.00
$66,016,619.52
1980
$94,888,000.00
$198,315,920.00
1990
$220,963,079.00
$291,671,264.28
2000
$463,749,212.00
$463,749,212.00
2010
$555,503,163.00
$438,683,720.00

Note: Funding reports are not consistent from year to year in the Annual Reports. Some years reported all funds budgeted, some reported expenditures, and it is not clear whether federal, local or other funds are reported for some years. This is a rough approximation of the funds available for the State Board of Health, and is not an accurate guide to total public health expenditures including local boards of health.