The Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) funding is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This awarded funding allows the Nebraska Department of Health Human Services (NDHHS) to address priority state and local health issues and minimize gaps in public health programs with limited or no state funding available.
The PHHSBG supports reaching the Healthy People 2030 Objectives by addressing public health needs, preventing disease and promoting health.
Nebraska's PHHSBG FY20 funding is allocated to address the following areas:
Nebraska's PHHSBG funding creates opportunities to:
The Nebraska Preventive Health Advisory Committee helps guide use of the funds. Statewide partners help to address health issues. Funds are generally limited to projects of NDHHS and local and district health departments.
PHHSBG legislation requires accountability by evaluating and reporting on program activities and health status indicators, which are submitted to CDC.