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Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

The health needs of communities are diverse, complex, and constantly changing. The Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant gives grantees the flexibility to prioritize the use of funds to fill funding gaps in programs that deal with leading causes of death and disability, as well as the ability to respond rapidly to emerging health issues including outbreaks of food borne infections and water borne diseases. The PHHS Block Grant has provides all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 2 American Indian tribes, and 8 U.S. territories with funding to address their own unique public health needs and challenges in innovative and locally defined ways.

 2008 Blockgrant At A Glance

Preventive Health And Health Services Block Grant: A Critical Public Health Resource, At A Glance 2008





Public Health at Work

Public Health at Work — Messages from Across America
Updated! Public Health at Work demonstrates PHHS Block Grant funds in action. The state, territory, and tribe overviews and success stories found in this publication illustrate the wide range of activities for which PHHS Block Grant funds are used to address public health needs, improve community health, save lives, and leverage or secure health care dollars.
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Funding by Health Program Areas
Fiscal Year 2008

Funding by Health Program Areas FY 2008

Total Block Grant Funding to All Public Health Programs: $85,881,291.

Total Block Grant Funding to Chronic Disease Programs: $34,683,564.
Public Health Programs Amount % Total
Chronic Diseases $34,683,564 40.4%
Infrastructure $13,838,316 16.1%
Access to Health Care $9,096,318 10.6%
Other Programs $8,865,003 10.3%
Sex Offense $7,418,065 8.6%
Injury $7,000,172 8.2%
Immunizations/ Infectious Diseases $4,979,853 5.8%
Total $85,881,291 100.0%
Chronic Disease Programs Amount % Total
Education/Community Based Programs $12,639,038 36.4%
Heart Disease and Stroke $9,282,508 26.8%
Physical Fitness $3,716,586 10.7%
Nutrition/Overweight $3,502,583 10.1%
Oral Health/ Fluoridation $3,248,689 9.4%
Diabetes $1,291,953 3.7%
Cancer $883,651 2.5%
Arthritis $118,556 0.3%
Total $34,683,564 100.0%


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Page last reviewed: October 31, 2008
Page last modified: October 31, 2008
Content source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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