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Public Health Provisions of the ACA

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States are given flexibility to create innovative health care payment systems that incentivize disease prevention and community-based interventions.



Through the Prevention and Public Health Fund, federal agencies award grants to states to develop transformative strategies for public health.



Community Transformation Grants awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support
disease prevention efforts by community-based and nonprofit organizations.



Nonprofit hospitals are required to conduct community health needs assessments every three years to maintain their tax exempt status.



Federally Qualified Health Centers will receive $11 billion in new funding to enhance and expand care for underserved populations.



Private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid are required to cover preventive services such as annual checkups and personalized prevention plans.



States are given funding for community-based interventions such as community health workers, home visiting programs, and school-based health centers.