HHS marks $750 million for prevention

February 10, 2011
by Jessica Zigmond
Modern Healthcare


HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the agency will invest $750 million in four areas related to prevention, including research to track the effects of last year's health reform law on the health of Americans. 

The money will come from the Prevention and Public Health Fund created in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and build on the $500 million that was invested last year, according to HHS.

In a news release, the Trust for America's Health praised the additional federal commitment to prevention services, saying that the Prevention Fund will allow the country to shift the paradigm from a “sick care system” to a healthcare system that keeps people healthy from the start.



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