Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TFAH Applauds Senate Appropriators for Proposing Historic Investment for Public Health

“The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) commended the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for approving an historic $1.27 billion for prevention and public health for fiscal year 2011. This proposed funding would include $750 million, the second installment of the new Prevention and Public Health Fund that was created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. ‘This unprecedented investment could turn the promise of prevention in health reform into a reality. This could be the opportunity to transform the health of millions of Americans for the better,’ said Richard Hamburg, Deputy Director of TFAH. ‘Instead of waiting to treat people after they become ill, these funds would allow us to keep people healthier in the first place.’...


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