Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS)
Block Grant

 

The Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant is limited to projects operated by DHHS and local and district health departments. 

For more information about occasional competitive grant cycles contact Barbara Pearson.

Purpose and description:
The PHHS Block Grant allows Nebraska the flexibility to determine key health problems and how to address them. The PHHS Block Grant is used to:

POSTED February 13, 2013
  • Find out about the health status of the people of Nebraska.
  • Decide what needs to be done to improve and protect health.
  • Work together with partners to improve and protect health.
  • Make it possible for people to get preventive health services.
  • Target services and education to people at high risk of disease and injury.
  • Find out whether the programs have improved and protected health as planned.

What these funds do for Nebraska
The PHHS Block Grant currently funds nearly 20 projects that address a variety of priority health issues. These projects help Nebraska be healthier by:

  • Increasing healthy eating and physical activity to prevent obesity.
  • Protecting children from injury in car crashes and older adults from falls.
  • Doing needs assessment, data collection and analysis.
  • Teaching people with diabetes to manage their care and prevent damage.
  • Working to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
  • Helping Local Health Departments plan ways to improve health in their areas.
  • Providing laboratory testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
  • 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 2010: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives.


Federal Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant Resource Materials

Federal PHHS Block Grant Website

PDF 10 Tips for Writing Success Stories, 87KB

PDF Success Story Criteria, 99KB

Online SMART Objective Tool


For more information, contact:
Barbara Pearson
Nebraska Health & Human Services System
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
(402) 471-3485
e-mail: barbara.pearson@dhhs.ne.gov

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