The Prevention and Public Health Fund, created by the Affordable Care Act in 2010, has been underfunded since its inception and will see its funding phased out by 2028, according to the Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit that advocates for policies that support public health. The fund was intended to support “an expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs.” Figures for 2021-2028 are projections.

Source: Rhea K. Farberman et al., “The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America's Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2020,” Trust for America's Health, p. 14, https://tinyurl.com/y3gwu82t

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Year Federal Funding in Millions
2010 $500
2011 $750
2012 $1,000
2013 $250
2014 $500
2015 $1,000
2016 $1,000
2017 $1,000
2018 $1,100
2019 $1,100
2020 $1,107
2021 $1,050
2022 $1,000
2023 $1,000
2024 $700
2025 $700
2026 $200
2027 $200
2028 $0

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