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Issue Brief: Opportunities for Local Health Departments in the Affordable Care Act

posted on Thu, Aug 1 2013 12:00 am by Southeastern Region

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most comprehensive national - level health reform legislation enacted in decades. While the ACA’s signature initiatives are aimed at increasing access to, and quality of health care, the law also contains a number of provisions targeted at improving health at the population level. Among these initiatives are a number of preventive and community health provisions that create new opportunities for local health departments. This issue brief summarizes some of these opportunities.

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