On Thursday, March 9, President Biden released his Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget request. The budget proposes $144.3 billion in discretionary and $1.7 trillion in mandatory budget authority for the Department of Health and Human Services for FY 2024.
The budget demonstrates the Administration’s commitment to areas such as health equity and maternal health, among other priority areas. According to HHS, “The budget also works to secure a healthier, more vibrant future for all Americans by investing in expanded coverage and access to care; addressing the needs of those most at risk, including Indian country, children, families, and seniors; growing our health workforce; and advancing science to improve health.”
Aligning for Health was pleased to see the inclusion of several key provisions related to SDOH, health equity, and maternal health in this budget request, including a $100 million request for the CDC for the Social Determinants of Health program. Through this particular request, CDC would continue to expand SDOH efforts by funding another round of Social Determinant Accelerator Plans to states, tribes, territories, and/or localities to develop new or implement and evaluate existing SDOH plans, including but not limited to, previously funded accelerator plans recipients, and building the evidence base through applied research, data collection, and surveillance.
For a full summary of the SDOH-related provisions included in the request, click here or see below:AFH Summary - FY24 Presidents Budget Request - 3.10.23