GAO releases report on Prevention and Public Health Fund
Posted on October 17, 2012 | No Comments
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) to provide expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs, including prevention research, health screenings, and immunization programs. The ACA appropriated $500 million for fiscal year 2010, $750 million for fiscal year 2011, and additional amounts for future fiscal years to operationalize the PPHF.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to provide information on how PPHF funds were allocated for fiscal years 2010 and 2011. The GAO report describes (1) the HHS agencies and activities for which PPHF allocations were made, (2) the process and criteria HHS used to allocate PPHF funds, and (3) HHS reporting of the outcomes of activities receiving PPHF funding.