What these funds do for Nebraska
The PHHS Block Grant currently funds nearly 30 projects that address a variety of priority health issues. These projects help Nebraska be healthier by:
- Promoting the development of worksite wellness across the state.
Encouraging healthy eating, breast feeding and increased physical activity to prevent obesity.
Protecting children from injury in car crashes, older adults from falls and increasing awareness of traumatic brain injury.
Doing health needs assessment, data collection, analysis and application to public health practice.
Promoting oral health among young children and older adults.
Working to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
Helping Local Health Departments plan ways to improve health in their geographic coverage areas.
Providing laboratory testing for sexually transmitted diseases at public clinics.
Preventing sexual assault and helping victims of sexual assault.
The PHHS Block Grant funds are an investment in prevention. The pay-off is decreased health care costs in the future. The PHHS Block Grant helps to reach the objectives set out in Healthy People 2020 National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives.
Federal Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant Resource Materials
Nebraska Preventive Health Advisory Committee, and documents:
PHHS Block Grant Website
Success Story Criteria, 99KB
Online SMART Objective Tools
Nebraska Health & Human Services System
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
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Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Health & Wellness Page