Federal elected officials finalized the federal budget just before Christmas.  The federal budget included a $4.4B increase for the U.S. Department of HHS including decent increases for CDC and HRSA, including $50M in new CDC funding to improve public health data systems at CDC and state, local, tribal public health departments and an increase of $75 million for CDC’s global disease detection programs.

AzPHA is pleased that the final bill provides both CDC and the NIH each with $12.5M to study gun violence prevention.