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Trust for America's Health Welcomes Investment in Prevention and Preparedness Included in U.S. House Stimulus Package
Date:1/15/2009

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) welcomed the announcement by the House Appropriations Committee that the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act will include needed investments to improve public health and prevention in the U.S.

The House plan includes a proposed investment of:

  • $3 billion for disease prevention
  • $20 billion for health information technology (HIT)
  • $900 million for biomedical advanced research and development, pandemic flu, and cyber security

"Saving our economy is inextricably tied to strengthening the health of our nation," said Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., Executive Director of Trust for America's Health. "This investment by the House could make a major difference in improving the health of Americans and preventing disease, which is one of the most effective and overlooked ways to reduce the healthcare costs that are currently overwhelming our health system, businesses, and American families."

The $3 billion for disease prevention would focus on reducing healthcare costs by augmenting funding for state and local public health departments, immunization programs, and evidence-based disease prevention. TFAH recently released Prevention for a Healthier America, a study that found that for every $1 spent on proven community-based disease prevention programs, the country could net a return of $5.60 in health care costs within five years.

A portion of the $20 billion for health information technology (HIT) could be used to assist public health agencies in developing their capacity to incorporate their critical disease detection and surveillance functions into a modernized HIT system.

The $900 million for biomedical advanced research and development, pandemic flu, and cyber security are critically needed to improve the nation'
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