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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Selected Health Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

C. Stephen Redhead, Coordinator
Acting Section Research Manager

Elayne J. Heisler
Analyst in Health Services

Sarah A. Lister
Specialist in Public Health and Epidemiology

Bernice Reyes-Akinbileje
Analyst in Health Resources and Services

Amanda K. Sarata
Specialist in Health Policy and Genetics

Pamela W. Smith
Analyst in Biomedical Policy

Roger Walke
Specialist in American Indian Policy

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the economic stimulus legislation signed into law on February 17, 2009 (P.L. 111-5), included supplemental FY2009 discretionary appropriations for biomedical research, public health, and other health-related programs within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Generally, the appropriations are to remain available through September 30, 2010. P.L. 111-5 also incorporated new authorizing language to promote health information technology (HIT) and established a federal interagency advisory panel to coordinate comparative effectiveness research. 

As enacted, ARRA included $17.15 billion for community health centers, health care workforce training, biomedical research, comparative effectiveness research, HIT, disease prevention, and Indian health facilities. This report discusses the health-related programs and activities funded by ARRA and provides details on how the administering HHS agencies and offices are allocating, awarding, and spending the funds.

Date of Report: March 17, 2010
Number of Pages: 25
Order Number: R40181
Price: $29.95

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