The Coalition for Health Funding sent a nondefense discretionary (NDD)
letter to all congressional offices and major media outlets, expressing concerns about sequestration's impact. If sequestration is allowed to take effect, triggering automatic spending cuts, nonexempt NDD programs will be reduced by 8.4 percent in FY 2013. The letteris an unprecedented, cross-communityshow of support for NDD programs. In total, nearly 3,000 national, state, and local groups signed on, including ASTHO and many ASTHO affiliates.