About the Budget
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Health Statistics budget for FY 2015 is $155,397,000. This amount includes funding for administrative and business services through the CDC Working Capital Fund. The Working Capital Fund was implemented in FY 2014 to provide business services that support CDC programs on a fee-for-service basis. NCHS pays for business services out of its budget, where previously, these services, such as human resources, IT services, and financial management were funded centrally. In FY 2014, about $15,300,000 of the Health Statistics appropriation went to Working Capital Fund to pay for services used throughout the year.
The FY 2016 President’s Budget requests $160,397,000 for Health Statistics, a $5,000,000 increase over FY 2015. The proposed budget maintains NCHS’ capacity to support ongoing health and health care surveys and to purchase vital registration data. The $5,000,000 increase will be directed towards expanding electronic death reporting to provide faster, better-quality data on deaths of public health importance, such as deaths from prescription drug overdoses.
The FY 2016 President’s Budget also requests $12,000,000 from the Prevention and Public Health Fund for survey enhancements to better monitor changes in health and health care. This includes additional content on the National Health Interview Survey and sample increases for the National Health Interview Survey and National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, to provide stable estimates for some targeted populations, including estimates at the state level.
For more information on this request, see the FY 2016 CDC Congressional Justification. The NCHS budget narrative can be found on pages 242–248; the Prevention and Public Health Fund request is on pages 262–263.
1Amount includes $15,397 million in Budget Authority for administrative and business services through the CDC Working Capital Fund.
2Amount includes funding for administrative and business services through the CDC Working Capital Fund.
NOTE: CR is continuing resolution.