Letter to HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius Regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program

August 13, 2012

Excerpt: "In addition to the serious legal and compliance issues ultimately raised about the CPPW program, we have serious concerns about the integrity and effectiveness of spending in the program. The committee supports the need for preventive initiatives designed to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic disease. However, the apparent lack of attention by HHS officials to grant management may have had the effect of diverting billions in Federal funds from initiatives that actually improve public health. As some of these programs have been in operation for two years, evaluations should be available to determine their effectiveness."

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