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Prevention and Public Health Fund

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In the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, Congress directed HHS to provide information on activities and programs supported with resources from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Through this website, HHS will provide information on the planned use of funds, funding opportunities, and the recipients of awards. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Background

The Affordable Care Act established the Prevention and Public Health Fund to provide expanded and sustained national investments in prevention and public health, to improve health outcomes, and to enhance health care quality. To date, the Fund has invested in a broad range of evidence-based activities including community and clinical prevention initiatives; research, surveillance and tracking; public health infrastructure; immunizations and screenings; tobacco prevention; and public health workforce and training. In the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, Congress initially directed HHS to establish a website for reporting on uses of funds made available through the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Funding Opportunity Announcements, Requests for Proposals, Other Funding Solicitations, and Awards

Learn about funding opportunity announcements, requests for proposals, and other funding solicitations for activities funded from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Announcements will be posted as they are issued.

Funding distribution

The following table reflects the planned use of Prevention and Public Health Fund resources in fiscal year 2015. The table includes the name of the agency receiving funds, the activity to be supported, and the program or activity funding level. In FY 2015, the funding level reflects the required reduction from the mandatory sequester pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.

The effective date of the transfer of funds from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to the Agencies listed below is January 30, 2015.

AgencyActivity or ProgramAllocationPlanned Uses of Funds
ACLAlzheimer's Disease Prevention Education and Outreach    14,700,000To fund new grants to states that expand specialized services and supports targeting certain categories of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. To initiate a new public awareness campaign to encourage consumers experiencing memory loss to seek medical advice and to address the stigma associated with dementia.   
ACLChronic Disease Self Management      8,000,000To continue funding a resource center and award new competitive grants to help older adults and adults with disabilities from underserved areas and populations to cope with their chronic conditions by providing access to evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs, and also to assist state grantees in developing sustainability plans to continue providing these programs after the grant period ends.
ACLFalls Prevention       5,000,000To award competitive grants to implement and disseminate evidence-based community programs that have been proven to reduce the incidence of falls for older adults and adults with disabilities, and to continue funding a resource center to promote the importance of falls prevention strategies and provide public education about the risks of falls and ways to prevent them.
CDCHospitals Promoting Breastfeeding      8,000,000To fund community initiatives to support breastfeeding mothers and support hospitals in promoting breastfeeding.
CDCBreast and Cervical Cancer  104,000,000To support the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program which provides breast cancer screening, outreach, and case management services for qualified individuals through state, territorial, and tribal Health organizations.
CDCDiabetes Prevention    73,000,000To implement improved and enhanced diabetes prevention and control strategies within state and local organizations that address primary prevention and support the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change intervention.
CDCEpidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Program    40,000,000To enhance the ability of state, local, and territorial grantee capacity for detecting and responding to infectious diseases and other public health threats.
CDCHealthcare Associated Infections    12,000,000To strengthen public health infrastructure for HAI activities related to monitoring, response, and prevention across all health care settings and to accelerate electronic reporting to detect HAIs at the state level.
CDCHeart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program    73,000,000To implement improved and enhanced heart disease and stroke prevention efforts.
CDCMillion Hearts Program      4,000,000To improve cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention by promoting medication management and adherence strategies and improving the ability to track blood pressure and cholesterol controls.
CDCNutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity Base Activities    35,000,000To reduce obesity and obesity-related diseases through state programs, research, surveillance, training, intervention development and evaluation, leadership, policy and environmental change, communication and social marketing, and partnership development.
CDCNational Media Campaign on Tobacco Use/Tobacco Quitlines  111,000,000To raise awareness and shift key attitudes and beliefs about the harms of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in areas of the country with some of the highest rates of tobacco use prevalence.
CDCPreventive Health and Health Services Block Grants  160,000,000To support programs that focus on the leading causes of death and disability and the ability to respond rapidly to emerging health issues, including outbreaks of foodborne infections and waterborne diseases.
CDCRacial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)              30,000,000To improve linkages between the health care system and minority communities with unique social, economic, and cultural circumstances; and change the chronic disease conditions and risk factors in local communities.
CDCImmunization Grants  210,300,000To improve the public health immunization infrastructure in order to maintain and increase vaccine coverage among children, adolescents, and adults.
CDCLead Poisoning Prevention    13,000,000To support and enhance surveillance capacity at the state and city level to prevent and, ultimately, eliminate childhood lead poisoning.
CDCWorkplace Wellness Grants    10,000,000To improve the health of employees and organizations through the application of science-based programs, policies, and practices that address chronic disease prevention and health promotion in the workplace.
CDCEarly Care Collaboratives      4,000,000To support a collaborative effort to promote children’s health by encouraging and supporting healthier physical activity and nutrition practices.
SAMHSAGarrett Lee SmithYouth Suicide Prevention - States    12,000,000To fund four continuation grants for the FY 2014 Cohort for Youth Suicide Prevention - States grant and 12 new grants for the FY 2015 Cohort for Youth Suicide Prevention - States grant.
Total   927,000,000 

Previous Reporting Data

  • The 2014 table reflects the planned use of Prevention and Public Health Fund resources in fiscal year 2014. Information reported includes the name of the agency receiving funds, the activity to be supported, and the program or activity funding level. In FY 2014, the funding level reflects the required reduction from the mandatory sequester pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
  • The 2013 table reflects planned use of the Prevention and Public Health Fund resources in fiscal year 2013. Information reported includes the name of the agency receiving funds, the activity to be supported, and the program or activity funding level. In FY 2013, the funding level reflects the required reduction from the mandatory sequester pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
  • The 2012 table reflects the planned use of Prevention and Public Health Fund resources in fiscal year 2012. The table includes the name of the agency receiving funds, the activity to be supported, and the program or activity funding level.

Content created by Immediate Office of the Secretary
Content last reviewed on February 2, 2015