On March 9, the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024.
The CDC requested $11.581 billion in discretionary budget authority, Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), and PHS Evaluation Funds. Compared to the fiscal year 2023, the request has raised $2.397 billion to ensure the Agency establishes the nation's robust public health infrastructure to handle emergencies and dangers.
On the first Monday of February every year, the president gives a budget to Congress. The budget includes an approximate amount of federal government income and spending schedules for the next year while also advising funding status for the federal government. Congress must pass appropriation bills according to the president's request and Congressional priorities.
In any case if the Congress does not pass all appropriations by October 1, there will be a continuing resolution to continue running the government.
"CDC is committed to protecting the health of the American people today and safeguarding against public health threats of the future. CDC’s FY 2024 President’s Budget request aligns with the agency’s vision to revitalize the nation’s public health infrastructure; strengthen our ability to detect and respond to pandemic threats; and bolster the core capabilities of the nation’s entire public health system."Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H, CDC Director
The CDC's request in budget will include:
- Advance Public Health’s Core Capabilities and Cross-cutting Support: The CDC will carry on with its venture regarding public health emergencies, such as COVID-19, while also reinforcing the nation's scientific expertise, improving the global health security and modernizing the way we gather, examine, exchange, and eventually predict epidemics.
- Preventing and Mitigating the Impact of Infectious Diseases: The agency never stops working, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to ensure national safety. From diseases to human error and deliberate attack, the CDC will continue to work on informing the nation and providing necessary steps regarding infectious diseases.
- Preventing Chronic Disease, Promoting Healthy Life, and Protecting Against Environmental Hazards: Working at the local scale encourages healthy habits, aids in the prevention of accidents and chronic illnesses, and provides the most extensive health advantages to the most vulnerable populations. Additionally, it aids in closing the health disparities brought on by variations in region, social standing, wealth, and other health-related variables.
- Prioritizing Mental Health and Preventing Injury and Violence: Mental health is a critical issue in the United States. The agency will continue to invest in programs to implement adolescent mental health services in school settings, targeting suicidal risks and diminishing injury and violence.
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