HHS announced last week that it will invest $750 million in prevention and public health in fiscal year 2011. The money will fund activities in four areas: Community Prevention ($298 million), Clinical Prevention ($182 million), Public Health Infrastructure ($137 million), and Research and Tracking ($133 million).
Among these four areas, the one that would likely to have the most direct impact on hospital associated infections is the last, Research and Tracking. About $49 million of the $133 million will be spent on efforts that help the CDC to identify and disseminate evidence-based recommendations on important public health problems to inform practitioners, educators, and other decision makers.
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