Funding Priorities

On July 19, the House Appropriations Committee marked-up the FY2018 House Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education appropriations bill, which sets spending levels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies. The bill includes $7 billion for the CDC, a decrease of $198 million from FY2017. Appropriators maintain the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) at $842 million. NACCHO released a statement on the bill and has prepared a full summary of the bill. 

Additional details can be found here:

To take action on FY2018 appropriations, go to NACCHO's Legislative Action Center

On May 23, President Trump released a FY2018 budget proposal. The budget contains steep cuts to many public health priorities, including emergency preparedness. NACCHO has prepared a full analysis of the budget.

Program FY2017 Omnibus FY2018 President FY2018 House NACCHO Request
Prevention and Public Health Fund 891 881 841 1,000
Public Health Emergency PreparednessCooperative Agreement 660 551 680 705
Hospital Preparedness Program 255 227 255 300
Medical Reserve Corps 6 6 6 11
Section 317 Immunization Program 607 (324) 521 (204) 557 (274) 650
Core Infectious Disease 396 163* 235 137* 363 163* 428 200*
Epidemiology and Lab Capacity Grants 195 (40) 155 195 (40) 195
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 130 (73) ^ 136 (108) 130
Diabetes Prevention 140 (73) ^ 144 (72) 140
Prescription Drug Overdose 112 75 112 112
Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant 160 (160) -- 160 (160) 170
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention 17 (17) 17 17 (17) 35
Public Health Workforce 50 45 45 57
() Dollar amount from Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF)
*Amount for antibiotic resistance
^Could be funded by America's Health Block Grant