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State Lawmaker Hopes Hearing Strengthens Disease Prevention

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

California Assemblymember Bill Monning says the state needs to intervene in the troublesome trajectory of childhood obesity and preventable disease.

So he hopes the hearing exposes lawmakers to community-based wellness models that work, and can be applied on a large-scale. 

MONNING: "The problem is, prevention funding is often the last to come and the first to go, because many of the stakeholders in the healthcare system, they make their money treating disease and illness."

Monning says keeping society free of disease will require incentives for institutions, not just individuals.
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