FY2014 Omnibus Bill
The final FY2014 Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education appropriations bill is funded at $156.8 billion. This figure is higher than the FY2013 post-sequester number of $149.6 billion, and closer to the Senate's FY2014 mark of $164.3 billion than the House's earlier $121.8 billion level. Public health programs fared well overall with many programs being restored to almost pre-sequester levels. However there are some programs that received deep cutsor were eliminated. More details can be found below.
A noteworthy development is that the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) was appropriated through Congressional action for the first time since it was created as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
NACCHO's FY2014 Appropriations Priorities
CDC's funding level in FY2013 was $6 billion, $600 million below FY2012 and a 10 percent cut. This is due to the sequester cut of about $303 million and a cut in funding of $374 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The total cut is somewhat lessened due to an $83 million transfer of other HHS funds to CDC from the Secretary – however, there is no guarantee that transfer will happen in future years. NACCHO provides complete analysis of FY2013 funding for CDC.
More information about the sequester and its effect over ten years can be found here.
NACCHO Fact Sheets