Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

The Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant provides federal funding for 61 grantees: all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 2 American Indian tribes, 5 US territories, and 3 freely associated states. This program gives grantees the ability to address prioritized public health needs in their jurisdictions in collaboration with local and tribal public health agencies and organizations. Grantees set their own goals and program objectives and implement local strategies to address national health priorities. The PHHS Block Grant is administered by CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support.

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Featured Story: Nevada
Photo: Doctors help their patients control high blood pressure to reduce risk for heart disease and stroke through Nevada’s Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Program.

Nevada used a portion of its PHHS Block Grant funds to help low-income and rural residents control their high blood pressure and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke. Read more.

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Page last reviewed: November 15, 2018