Wisconsin Rejects Federal Health Grant To Improve Public Health, Despite High Obesity Rates

Wisconsin is taking a page out of Rick Scott’s playbook and is now “blocking plans by the Milwaukee Health Department and University Health Services in Madison to apply for federal grants that would provide about $27.5 million for health programs designed to promote healthier lifestyles,” reduce obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes.” The state has “the nation’s highest rate of obesity – 44% – for adult African-Americans.”