Funding Priorities

The Congress has passed the FY2019 Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education (LHHS) bill. NACCHO has released a summary of the bill.

A chart of the Prevention and Public Health Fund as allocated in the bill is available.

NACCHO Chief of Government Affairs Laura Hanen testified before the Labor, Health & Human Services and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee on April 26, 2018.


Program FY2018 Final FY2019 President's Budget FY2019 Final NACCHO Request
Prevention and Public Health Fund 801 0 844 1,000
Public Health Emergency PreparednessCooperative Agreement 670 660 675 824
Hospital Preparedness Program 265 255 265 474
Medical Reserve Corps 6 4 6 11
Section 317 Immunization Program 611 (324) 521 611 (324) 650
Core Infectious Disease 392 168* 371 137* 425 168* 428 200*
Epidemiology and Lab Capacity Grants 195 (40) 155 195 (40) 195
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 140 (53) ^ 140 (57) 130
Diabetes Prevention 148 (52) ^ 148 (52) 140
Prescription Drug Overdose 476 126 476 500
Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant 160 (160) 0 160 (160) 170
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention 35 (17) 17 35 (17) 35
Public Health Workforce 51 45 51 57
() Dollar amount from Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF)
*Amount for antibiotic resistance
^Could be funded by America's Health Block Grant
President's FY2019 budget also includes $175 million opioids allocation