Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (Prevention Block Grant)

United States Disease Prevention Program
Flexible Funding for Wisconsin's 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 State's 88 local health departments and 11 tribal health agencies.

For more information about Wisconsin's 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 Wisconsin's Health Plan Supporting  Public Health Capacity & Quality (exit DHS)

Contact Information

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, Suite C
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Telephone: 715-365-2721

Last Revised: November 9, 2014