HHS Investment in Disease Prevention

February 9, 2011

Website Link  http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/02/20110209b.html

This week, HHS announced a $750 million investment to prevent tobacco use, obesity, heart disease, stroke and cancer as well as increase immunization and build capacity in local health initiatives.  The investment is financed through the Prevention and Public Health Fund, created as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.  The aim of the Prevention Fund is to expand and sustain capacity for disease prevention as well as early disease detection and management in an effort to promote healthy living.  The priorities for the $750 million dedicated this year include community and clinical prevention, public health infrastructure as well as research and tracking.