Virginia's new biennial budget went into effect on July 1, 2022. The budget includes significant public health investments, which is something to celebrate. However, these investments are largely funded by one-time federal COVID-19 relief dollars. Virginia policymakers must sustain these investments with state dollars.
Our issue brief, "Key Public Health Takeaways from Virginia's New Budget," analyzes the Virginia Department of Health's portion of the Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024 budget. Future issue briefs will analyze other agencies whose work influences Virginia's public health.
Read the brief here.