Evidence Links Increases In Public Health Spending To Declines In Preventable Deaths August 30, 2015 | This article examines the relationship between financial investment in public health programs and mortality from chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. They found that mortality rates declined for each 10% increase in public health spending. More money by itself is unlikely to generate significant and sustainable health gains; improvements in public health practices are needed as well. View the Resource Mays, Glen and Smith, Sharla. “Evidence Links Increases In Public Health Spending To Declines In Preventable Deaths.” Health Affairs. 30.8 (2011).