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About PHHS Block Grant

The Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant allows 50 states, 2 American Indian tribes, 8 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to address their own unique public health needs and challenges with innovative and community driven methods.

All the states, territories, and tribes aim to keep the Block Grant funding flexible to—

  • Address emerging health issues and gaps.
  • Decrease premature death and disabilities by focusing on the leading preventable risk factors.
  • Work to achieve health equity and eliminate health disparities by addressing the social determinants of health.
  • Support local programs to achieve healthy communities.
  • Establish data and surveillance systems to monitor the health status of targeted populations.

To achieve these goals, PHHS Block Grant supports and targets—

  • Clinical services
  • Preventive screenings and services
  • Outbreak control
  • Workforce training
  • Program evaluation
  • Public education
  • Data surveillance
  • Chronic disease
  • Injury and violence prevention
  • Infectious disease
  • Environmental health
  • Community fluoridation
  • Tobacco prevention
  • Emergency medical response

Success is achieved by—

  • Using evidence-based methods and interventions
  • Reducing risk factors, such as poor nutritional choices, smoking, and the lack of physical activity
  • Establishing policy, social, and environmental changes
  • Leveraging other funds
  • Continuing to monitor and re-evaluate funded programs