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CDC warned of prevention-fund grant misuse
Modern Healthcare

Prevention fund recipients apparently broke federal laws and used some of those funds for political lobbying, according to the HHS inspector general.

Investigators for the inspector general undertook the review of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant program after receiving complaints from members of Congress. Investigators reviewed quarterly reports submitted by grant recipients; met with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that distributed the monies; and consulted with the HHS legal office.