Federal Spending Bill Increases CDC Funding, Allocates Prevention Fund

The recent federal budget deal for the federal fiscal year 2014 provides important funding for public health priorities. Funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is  $369 million over 2013 funding, with many programs being restored to pre-sequester levels.
For first time since its creation as a part of the Affordable Care Act, The Prevention and Public Health Fund‘s $1 billion budget was appropriated to specific program accounts. Funding from the Fund was allocated to support specific initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels in order to fight obesity, reduce tobacco use, increase access to preventative care services, as well as to better respond to public health threats and outbreaks.According to the Prevention Institute, the spending bill “doubles funding for state-level diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs; boosts funding for the CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health; and creates new Community Prevention Grants to help communities build multi-sector partnerships to improve community health. The spending bill also restores funding for the CDC’s Healthy Homes program for lead poisoning prevention and increases funds for a national reporting system that tracks violent deaths.”

Despite these funding increases, additional funding will be necessary to fully address the growing demands and increased public health challenges that our nation faces.

Learn more here:
  • Statement from the Prevention Institute
  • Detailed breakdown from the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Statement from the American Public Health Association
  • APHA’s Public Health Newswire article

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