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CDC’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 President’s Budget Request

On Monday February 2, 2015, the White House released the FY 2016 President’s Budget Request.The request includes a total CDC-wide funding level of $11.5 billion, including both mandatory and discretionary funding sources.

FY 2016 President Budget Request for Injury and Violence Prevention

The FY 2016 President’s Budget request for the Injury Center’s programs is $257 million, an increase of $86.5 million above the FY 2015 Enacted level. The FY 2016 request for Injury Prevention and Control includes the following:

  • An increase of $53.6 million to build on state prescription drug overdose (PDO) prevention activities initiated in FY 2014–2015, including the PDO Prevention for States program to be launched in FY 2015.
    • $48 million will be used to scale up the PDO Prevention for States program to all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and to support monitoring and evaluation efforts across the funded states, improve data collection and analysis using comparable measures, and improve care for high-risk opioid patients. Funding will also be used to evaluate SAMHSA’s proposed prescription drug overdose grant program, which will fund states to purchase naloxone and equip first responders when responding to cases of drug overdoses.
    • $5.6 million will be used to address the rising rate of heroin-related overdose deaths. CDC is currently exploring ways to leverage existing data systems, such as the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) platform, to capture details on heroin overdoses deaths.
  • A new funding request of $5 million for concussion surveillance to establish and oversee a national surveillance system to accurately determine the incidence of sports-related concussions among youth ages 5-21. This will make CDC responsive to the IOM’s recommendation issued in their 2013 report Sports Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science Changing the Culture.
  • An increase of $12.3 million to expand NVDRS to all 50 states and Washington D.C. The request will result in an increase in the average per grantee funding, which will allow CDC to adequately fund all the highly-populated states not currently funded for NVDRS, and to capture a more complete picture of the circumstances surrounding violent deaths.
  • An increase of $10 million to support research into the causes and prevention of gun violence. This activity will be informed by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council’s report released in 2013, Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence.
  • An increase of $5.6 million to fund up to seven academic or research institutions to evaluate the Rape Prevention and Education program and to improve sexual violence prevention activities nationwide.

Related to the Injury Center, the FY 2016 President’s Budget eliminates the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.