Health Related Programs

Significant American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds are being directed to improve our nation’s health and human services efforts. Programs include:

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research: Funding for comparative effectiveness research. Comparative effectiveness research (CER) compares treatments and strategies to improve health. This information is essential for clinicians and patients to decide on the best treatment.
  • Scientific Research & Facilities: Support for the construction of new research and educational facilities as well as groundbreaking scientific research that will improve the health of the nation.
  • Community and Family Support Services: Critical funding for programs such as community services infrastructure, adoption and foster care assistance, meals for the elderly and persons with disabilities, Head Start, and subsidized child care to support children and families through the lifecycle.
  • Community Health and Health Care Assistance: Support for the renovation and improvement of community health centers and other programs that serve patients in communities across the country; as well as, Medicaid relief for the nation’s most vulnerable families.
  • Health IT: Funding to modernize the health care system by catalyzing the adoption of health information technology by 2014. Achieving this goal will reduce health costs for the federal government by over $12 billion over the next 10 years.
 

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This information is updated, as per federal requirements of ARRA funding, once a quarter. Last updated August 15th, 2013.