A lot of the focus concerning HIT has been from the perspective of the ACA. The economic stimulus package (2008-09) also included billions of dollars for HIT. Below is a comprehensive summary of the Act. It is helpful to keep this legislation/funding stream in mind when looking at public health & technology. Community clinics will be a big part of driving down population health measures (chronic disease, CVD, stroke), particularly in underserved populations. This has implications for health disparities.