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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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