The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded more than $49 million in grants to improve the quality of health care and strengthen the public health infrastructure. 

The grants, supported in part by the Affordable Care Act, were awarded to every state to help them perform epidemiology and laboratory work, detect and prevent healthcare-associated infections and support immunization programs.

"Investing in public health is a key part of the Affordable Care Act. It helps transform our nation's health care system from one based on when people get sick to one that prevents disease in the first place," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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