Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant; a critical public health resource at a glance 2011
Corporate Authors:National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Adult and Community Health.
Federal Aid To Community Health Services
Preventive Health Services
Block Grants/United States
Federal Aid To Community Health Services/United States
Financing, Government/United States
Health Promotion/Economics/United States
Preventive Health Services/Economics/United States
Preventive Health Services/United States
Public Health/Economics/United States
Public Health/United States
Description:In 1981, Congress authorized the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant. The PHHS Block Grant gives its 61 grantees--which include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 2 American Indian tribes, and 8 U.S. territories--the independence and flexibility to tailor prevention and health promotion programs to their particular public health needs. States are expected to align their programs with Healthy People 2020 national health goals. As a critical public health resource, the PHHS Block Grant supports the following activities: Addressing basic health concerns such as tooth decay among children, food sanitation, and injuries to older adults from falling; Responding rapidly to emerging health threats in states; Funding critical prevention efforts to address health concerns such as skin cancer, child safety, and untreated dental decay that lack specific state funding; Protecting investments in and enhancing the effectiveness of funded programs that address specific health problems; Leveraging other monetary resources to increase the benefit of preventive health measures.
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