AHA urged leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to give favorable funding consideration in fiscal year 2024 to health care programs shown to improve access to quality health care for patients and communities.

AHA requests funding for programs to increase, diversify and promote resilience in the health care workforce; help children’s hospitals train resident physicians; retain needed health care services in rural communities; help hospitals prepare for and respond to emergencies; address the social determinants of health; improve maternal and child health; strengthen substance use and mental health services; eliminate health disparities and promote health equity.
 

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