Recently, the Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget proposal. The budget reflects the Administration’s priorities throughout the rest of the fiscal year. While the blueprint is vast, there are nursing related provisions to highlight within the proposal.
Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs received $294.972 million for FY 2023. The $30.5 million increase is across three Title VIII programs including:
- $25 million increase to Advance Nursing Education to grow and diversify maternal and perinatal health workforce.
- $2 million increase to Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention to develop a diverse nursing workforce and help train nurses in behavioral health services and primary care, particularly those serving in rural and underserved communities.
- $3.5 million increase in the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program.
The budget also included $198.670 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
In addition, the Administration has directed $28 billion to go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A few specific areas of interest include:
- $5.85 billion: Public health infrastructure
- $2 billion: Public health workforce development
- $1 billion: Healthy equity
- $40 million: Personal protective equipment technology
Lastly, the topline discretionary numbers include:
- $48.62 billion for National Institutes of Health (which includes $5 billion for ARPA-H, leaving only about $44 billion for NIH base funding)
- $8.5 billion in discretionary for Health Resources and Services Administration, a 4.5% decrease from FY 22
- $4.3 billion in discretionary funding for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a 8% increase from FY 22
- $9.9 billion in discretionary funding for CDC, a 14.7% increase from FY 22
- $376 million in discretionary funding for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a 7% increase from FY 22
- $3.1 billion for Administration for Community Living, a 21.55% increase from FY 22
- $33.3 billion for Administration for Children and Families, a 2.62% increase from FY 22
- $10.13 billion for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a 35.84% increase from FY 22
While the President’s budget is merely a wish list to Congress, it is a glance at where the Administration’s priorities are. ANA will continue to advocate the Administration and Congressional champions to ensure that nursing priorities are included in any legislation or package that will move in Congress this year.