$2 Million Directed to the CDC for Congenital Heart Disease Surveillance
Dear ACHA members and supporters,
Your hard work has paid off! In the budget reconciliation bill, passed by both the House and Senate today, $2 million was appropriated to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address epidemiological and longitudinal data on individuals of all ages with congenital heart disease. The appropriation of this money to fund the activities called for in the Congenital Heart Futures Act is a battle hard fought, and ensures permanent forward progress. The Adult Congenital Heart Association is working closely with the CDC to ensure that this is implemented effectively.
This is good new for all the children who have been born and who will be born.