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APHA: Lack of funding jeopardizes reform-law goals
Modern Healthcare

Just 11 of 19 public health-related provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have received funding, keeping public health worker positions from being created and jeopardizing the goals of the reform law, according to a report from the American Public Health Association, Washington. Public health workforce funding for the Affordable Care Act so far has focused on adding clinical staffers such as primary-care physicians and nurses—a fraction of the public-health workforce, according to an APHA news release on the report, The Affordable Care Act’s Public Health Workforce Provisions: Opportunities and Challenges (PDF).