CDC's funding level in the current fiscal year is $6 billion, $600 million below FY2012 and a 10 percent cut. This is due to the sequester cut of about $303 million and a cut in funding of $374 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The total cut is somewhat lessened due to an $83 million transfer of other HHS funds to CDC from the Secretary – however, there is no guarantee that transfer will happen in future years. NACCHO provides complete analysis of FY2013 funding for CDC.
FY2014 Senate Action
On July 11, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed their bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education.
NACCHO's FY2014 Appropriations Priorities
Senate Appropriations Committee
The President's budget provides the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $80.1 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $3.4 billion from FY2012. More details on the President's proposal for the HHS budget can be found in the HHS Budget in Brief.
Public health programs received some increases and some cuts in the budget. As in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received the largest cut (7.5%) in budget authority of the agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services. The president's budget is a proposal to Congress and is nonbinding. However, it provides an indication of the administration's priorities and is a starting place for determination of final funding levels.
Fact sheets on NACCHO's priority programs can be found below. NACCHO has provided detailed guidance about educating Members of Congress and their staff about these prorgams here.
NACCHO Fact Sheets