Lansing slashes public health spending

July 19, 2009
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An executive order issued in May by Gov. Jennifer Granholm reduced spending for the Department of Community Health for the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year by $53 million. The spending cuts became effective July 1 and affect local heath organizations throughout the state. Here are most of those reductions.

Item
Community mental health non-Medicaid services
Long-term care services
Health plan services
Hospital services and therapy
Single point of entry
Pharmaceutical services
Community substance abuse programs
Local public health operations
Dental services
Transportation
Health information technology initiatives
Worker's compensation program
Physician services
Mental health court pilot programs
Community services
Sexually transmitted disease control management
Auxiliary medical services
Nutrition services
Immunization; local agreements
Center for forensic psychiatry
Medical care & treatment
Mental health initiatives for older persons
Respite services
Severance pay
Prenatal care outreach and service delivery support
Injury control intervention project
Personal care services
Salvation Army Harbor Light ProgramAmbulance services
Sexually transmitted disease control; local agreements
Foster grandparent volunteer program
State disability assistance program; substance abuse
Protection & advocacy services support
Mental health/substance abuse administration
Office of long-term care; support & services
Senior companion volunteer program
Family planning local agreements
Public health administration
Asthma prevention & control
African-American male health initiative
Methamphetamine cleanup fund
Migrant health care
Retired & senior volunteer program
Implementation of PA 133 of 1993*
Rural health services
Senior Olympics
Special projects
Total

Reduction Amount
$10,000,000
$8,467,000
$8,062,300
$5,310,200
$2,100,000
$1,616,100
$1,539,800
$1,535,600
$1,433,600
$1,271,100
$1,072,600
$900,000
$842,100
$800,000
$661,900
$582,900
$537,800
$479,400
$350,000
$300,000
$275,000
$262,300
$250,000
$216,900
$202,800
$200,000
$197,000
$157,105
$147,900
$137,500
$119,600
$106,700
$97,200
$92,000
$90,000
$85,900
$75,000
$69,000
$55,700
$42,800
$40,000
$34,000
$33,600
$30,000
$29,000
$20,000
$12,500
$50,941,905

*Denotes a reduction to the informed consent provision in the Public Health Code.

Source: Office of the Governor, Executive Order No. 2009-22, May 2009

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