The Affordable Care Act established the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Prevention Fund) to expand and sustain national investments in prevention and public health programs. Since 2010, Massachusetts has received more than $126 million through the Prevention Fund.
In 2017, the Prevention Fund will invest nearly $1 billion in critical public health programs across the country for community-based prevention, immunizations, outbreak preparedness and response, and more. The TrumpCare bill would eliminate the Prevention Fund, decimating lifesaving public health investments in every state.
Massachusetts received a total of $17,622,501 in FY 2016. If the Prevention Fund were repealed, Massachusetts would lose more than $88 million over five years.
In FY 2016, Massachusetts received funds for the following programs: Massachusetts State Department of Public Health
• $4,210,887 from the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. The Block Grant gives states flexibility to use the funding in ways that fit their communities and their unique needs.
- $3,680,232 through the Immunization and Vaccines for Children program
- $97,023 for other immunization programs
- $2,551,532 to prevent and control heart disease and stroke
- $2,425,693 to prevent and control diabetes • $1,234,298 for epidemiology and lab capacity programs
- $421,842 for lead poisoning prevention
- $301,392 for tobacco cessation
- $275,583 to combat healthcare associated infections
Boston Public Health Commission
- $966,385 to combat health disparities through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program
JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.
- $63,034 for tobacco cessation
Old Colony Y
Partners in Health$400,316 to combat health disparities through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program
$994,284 to combat health disparities through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program
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