TABLE 3-1 DHDSP Administrative and Program Budgets (FY 2008)

Core Function

Administrative Budget

Percentage of Total Administrative Budget

Programs

$49,259,915

74%

Surveillance

$5,672,580

8%

Research

$3,915,689

6%

Evaluation

$4,155,207

6%

Partnerships

$3,862,683

6%

Programs

Program Budget

Percentage of Total Program Budget

State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

$27,770,783

56%

WISEWOMAN

$15,499,336

32%

Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry

$4,400,000

9%

State Cardiovascular Health Examination Survey

$399,751

1%

Other

$1,190,045

2%

DHDSP to address sodium reduction in the American diet, but it did not appropriate funding for this activity.

PROGRAMMATIC FUNDING

In 1998, the DHDSP budget was $10.7 million. Its budget increased gradually to about $44 million in 2005 and remained relatively constant until 2008 when the budget increased to about $50 million. The DHDSP budget appropriated for fiscal year (FY) 2009 was approximately $54 million. The division’s administrative budget is divided among five core functions, which are listed in Table 3-1 with their respective budgets; program expenditures, which represent almost 75 percent of the DHDSP budget, are also itemized. The budget distribution shown is for FY 2008 because the final resource allocation for 2009 had not been determined at the time of this writing.

NATIONAL HEART DISEASE AND STROKE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Established in 1998, the State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is the division’s largest program. The program funds or provides tools, guidance, and other assistance to all 50 states; thus, it is now referred to as a national program. While there is no specific language authorizing the pro-



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