Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant
(Prevention Block Grant)
United States Disease Prevention Program
Flexible Funding for Wisconsinís Public Health Programs
The federal Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS)
Block Grant provides funding to address health problems, prevent diseases and
promote health in Wisconsin. In 2013, Wisconsin received approximately $1.4
million through this grant to fund health programs statewide.
PHHS Block Grant funds enable Wisconsin to provide flexible
funding to address the highest priority health issues in communities. Funds are
provided to the Stateís 88 local health departments and 11 tribal health
For more information about Wisconsinís local health
departments and tribal health agencies go to:
The PHHS Block Grant supports capacity building and core
service development in various areas, including chronic disease prevention,
health promotion, communicable disease prevention, environmental health, injury
prevention, and emergency medical services. Prevention funds can augment limited
categorical program funds at the state or local level.
Agencies in Wisconsin collaborate with hospitals, private
providers, school, universities, and local and state government agencies in
identifying and implementing evidenced based interventions in their communities.
Evaluation of efforts are measured and reported to their communities. Coalitions
are developed and strategies to sustain efforts are identified.
Linking PHHS Block Grant to Wisconsinís Health Plan
Supporting Public Health Capacity & Quality
http://www.cdc.gov/phhsblockgrant/index.htm (exit DHS)
For more information about the PHHS Block Grant in Wisconsin, contact:
Angela Nimsgern, Northern Regional Office
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
2187 N. Stevens Street,
Rhinelander, WI 54501
August 12, 2014