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ASTHO Opposes the Repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Sept. 28, 2015

Today, ASTHO sent a letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee opposing a provision in the Committee’s reconciliation instructions that would repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Prevention Fund), and rescind any unobligated balance.

The Prevention Fund provides total or partial funding for critical public health programs, including the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant, the Section 317 Immunization Program, and the CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity grant program.