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  • Washington Highlights

    AAMC, Public Health Organizations Urge Congress to Protect the Prevention Fund


    Katherine Cruz, Legislative Analyst
    Tannaz Rasouli, Sr. Director, Public Policy & Strategic Outreach
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    The AAMC joined 111 national, state, and local organizations in a letter to Congress in support of the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). The letter expressed concerns about the proposed $980 million cut to the PPHF from fiscal year (FY) 2025 through FY 2033 in legislation (S.2840) introduced by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security Ranking Member Roger Marshall, MD (R-Kan.) [refer to Washington Highlights, Sept. 15]. 

    The letter urged Congress to reject any cuts to the PPHF and emphasized the important role the fund plays in supporting crucial public health and prevention programs and initiatives. It also warned about the impact of such a cut on the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention’s annual budget and appropriators’ ability to maintain funding for the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill. 

    The Senate HELP Committee marked up and advanced S.2840 in a September 21 markup [refer to related story].