April 20, 2023
Public Health/Prevention | Tea Leaves
  • Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) opened an Office of Rural Health at the agency to improve rural health research and provide analyses that lead to good public health policies for rural communities. In December 2022, President Biden signed an omnibus appropriations bill that gave the CDC $5 million for the 2023 fiscal year to create the Office of Rural Health inside the agency, which has a $9.3 billion budget this year. Congress directed the CDC to sharpen its focus on public health in rural areas with the new office after COVID-19 had an outsize impact on rural America. (Article here)