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CDC’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 President’s Budget Request

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the White House released the FY 2017 President’s Budget Request. The request includes a total CDC-wide funding level of $11.5 billion, which includes both mandatory and discretionary funding sources.

FY 2017 President Budget Request for Injury and Violence Prevention

The FY 2017 President’s Budget request for the Injury Center’s programs is $299 million, an increase of $62 million above the FY 2016 Enacted level. The FY 2017 request for Injury Prevention and Control includes the following:

  • An increase of $7.5 million to expand NVDRS to all 50 states and Washington D.C. CDC has reduced the burden of participation for states, streamlined and improved data exchange through adoption and enhancement of a web-based data collection platform, and strengthened CDC’s scientific and technical support to states.
  • An increase of $10 million to increase uptake among providers of CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. In addition, CDC will use these funds to implement a coordinated care plan that addresses both opioid and heroin overdose prevention by improving care for high-risk opioid patients. Finally, requested funds will be used to continue to address the rising rate of overdoses attributable to illicit opioids, including heroin. CDC’s proposed activities in FY 2017 are in alignment with HHS’s opioid initiative, a department-wide effort to advance a coordinated, comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic.
  • An increase of $10 million to support research into the causes and prevention of gun violence, focusing on those questions with the greatest potential for public health impact. CDC’s research activities will be informed by the research agenda Consensus Report developed by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council in 2013, Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence, which sets forth research questions including, among others:
    • Issues related to youth access to firearms (including possession and carrying)
    • Improved understanding of risk factors (individual and environmental) for firearm violence
    • Examining the risks and benefits of firearm ownership (including safe storage practices
  • A funding request for $5 million 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. CDC will work in partnership with youth athletic organizations, schools, and others to test and develop nationally representative, comprehensive surveillance and reporting models for sports-related concussions and develop survey instruments to identify those who have sustained such concussions.
  • $30 million in mandatory funding to implement and evaluate comprehensive suicide prevention program in partnership with the Injury Control Research Centers and state health departments. Interventions will focus on reducing key risk factors by increasing referral and treatment for suicidal behavior including substance abuse and mental illness, enhancing social support and connectedness, reducing stigma associated with seeking help, and identifying and evaluating access to lethal means for individuals at greatest risk for harming self and others.