A Detailed Look at the ACA Prevention and Public Health Fund
The Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148 and P.L. 111-152) created and provided a direct appropriation for the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2010. PPHF has been used to fund new programs included in health care reform and enhance funding for a number of existing programs. In some instances, PPHF has supplanted, rather than supplemented, federal funding for programs. Funding for PPHF has been reduced over time due to sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA, P.L. 112-25) and other legislation.
This Issue Brief takes a detailed look at the uses of PPHF and provides state allocations for PPHF grants of interest to states.