Prevention and Public Health Fund
In the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, 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.
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.
The following table reflects the planned use of Prevention and Public Health Fund resources in fiscal year 2014. The table 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 effective date of the transfer of funds from the Prevention and Public Health Fund to the Agencies listed below is February 25, 2014.
|Agency||Activity or Program||Allocation||Planned Uses of Funds|
|ACL||Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Education and Outreach||14.700||To continue an education campaign for people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia and to operate and update the alzheimers.gov website. To fund new grants to states that expand specialized services and supports targeting certain categories of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.|
|ACL||Chronic Disease Self-Management Program||8.000||To award continuation grants to selected states and a resource center to help older adults and adults with disabilities 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.|
|ACL||Falls Prevention||5.000||To award competitive grants to implement and disseminate evidence-based community programs/strategies that have been proven to reduce the incidence of falls for older adults, tribal elders, and adults with disabilities, and establish a resource center to promote the importance of falls prevention strategies and promote public education about the risks of falls and ways to prevent them.|
|AHRQ||Clinical Preventive Services Task Force||7.000||To maximize the quality and effectiveness of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force by providing scientific, technical, and administrative support.|
|CDC||Breastfeeding Promotion and Support||8.000||To fund community initiatives to support breastfeeding mothers and support hospitals in promoting breastfeeding.|
|CDC||Cancer Prevention and Control||104.000||To 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.|
|CDC||Diabetes Prevention State Grants||73.000||To 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.|
|CDC||Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC/EIP)||40.000||To enhance the ability of state, local, and territorial grantee capacity for detecting and responding to infectious diseases and other public health threats.|
|CDC||State Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention||12.000||To 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.|
|CDC||Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention State Grants||73.000||To implement improved and enhanced heart disease and stroke prevention efforts.|
|CDC||Million Hearts Program||4.000||To improve cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention by promoting medication management and adherence strategies and improving the ability to track blood pressure and cholesterol controls.|
|CDC||Healthy Weight Task Force Activities||4.000||To meet the national Preventing Childhood Obesity (2nd Ed.) standards in several states/territories/tribes resulting in improved obesity prevention practices in early childcare and education facilities and equitable access to early childcare and education services.|
|CDC||Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (NPAO)||35.000||To 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.|
|CDC||Tobacco Use Prevention||105.000||To 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.|
|CDC||Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grants||160.000||To 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.|
|CDC||Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)||30.000||To 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.|
|CDC||Immunization||160.300||To improve the public health immunization infrastructure in order to maintain and increase vaccine coverage among children, adolescents, and adults.|
|CDC||Lead Poisoning Prevention||13.000||To support and enhance surveillance capacity at the state and city level to prevent and, ultimately, eliminate childhood lead poisoning.|
|CDC||Workplace Wellness||10.000||To 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.|
|SAMHSA||Suicide Prevention||12.000||To support the National Strategy on Suicide Prevention, Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal grants, Garrett Lee Smith Campus grant programs, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline program, and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center grant.|
|SAMHSA||Access to Recovery||50.000||To help people achieve long-term, lasting recovery from substance use problems and disorders and/or assist individuals who need help maintaining their recovery.|
Previous Reporting Data
- 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 last reviewed on January 2, 2015