When Gov. Deval Patrick recently announced a $540 million dollar gap in the state budget, every state organization immediately worried about how deeply the ensuing cuts would bite into their funding — none more so than the Department of Public Health.
In fact, public health advocates are so concerned about the potential consequences of further cuts that they sent a letter (PDF) to Gov. Patrick saying that the state's public health infrastructure is already "not meeting basic needs."
This segment aired on December 11, 2012.