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Comprehensive U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) "Stimulus" Plans & Reports


The HHS Recovery Act activities are designed to increase access to health care, create jobs, expand educational opportunities, lay the groundwork for successful Health Reform, and provide immediate relief to states and local communities. HHS has been allocated approximately $167 billion for these purposes.

The Funding Table for HHS Programs are:

Program Area Program Level

Improving and Preserving Health Care * $90,400,000,000
Health IT 48,800,000,000
Children & Community Services 12,400,000,000
Scientific Research and Facilities 10,000,000,000
Community Health Care Services 2,800,000,000
Comparative effectiveness 1,100,000,000
Prevention & Wellness 1,000,000,000
Accountability and IT Security 100,000

HHS Total $166,600,000,000

These programs are designed to:

* Promote access to health insurance and increasing the number of health care professionals;
* Computerize Americans’ health records, which will improve the quality of health care, reduce medical errors, and prevent unnecessary health care spending;
* Advance scientific and biomedical research and development related to health and human services;
* Promote economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities;
* Strengthen necessary healthcare services for medically underserved individuals;
* Provide information on the relative strengths and weaknesses of various medical interventions;
* Expand access to vaccines and vaccination services, preventing healthcare associated infections, and promoting prevention of disease through a large-scale community-oriented prevention intervention using proven techniques to reduce rates of chronic disease;

Read full report with details on each funding program at:



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Comment by Julian Goldman on May 18, 2009 at 7:29pm
Good stuff - as usual CC
Thanks or posting.

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