The Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), provides almost $900 million to CDC, which supports prevention grants to states, counties and cities, non-profit health-oriented groups and tribal organizations throughout the USA. Without the Fund, current efforts to prevent infectious diseases, such as influenza and measles, and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, would be crippled.
This would lead to higher healthcare costs and needless suffering.
With challenges to the ACA active in the courts,
the future of the PPHF is in jeopardy.
TFAH, along with our partners, have launched an effort to highlight the critically important work that PPHF supports. Featured below are a series of materials showcasing PPHF investments at both the federal and state level.
Critical work supported by PPHF
Among the materials are an overview of the PPHF, one-pagers listing state-specific PPHF funding, and sign-on letters in support of the PPHF supported by over 500 national and state organizations.