Preventive Health and Health Services


The Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant Program – administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  –  provides us federal funding.

PHHS Block Grant funds allow us to use dollars where we need them, when we need them to protect your health.
The PHHS Block Grant Program allows us to – 

  • Address emerging health issues and gaps.
  • Decrease premature death and disabilities by focusing on the leading preventable risk factors.
  • Work to achieve health equity and eliminate health disparities by addressing the social determinants of health.
  • Support local programs to achieve healthy communities.
  • Establish data and surveillance systems to monitor the health status of targeted populations.

Our funding is allocated to different health topic areas including:

  • Public Health Infrastructure
  • Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
  • Educational and Community-Based Programs
  • Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Nutrition and Weight Status
  • Oral Health
  • Injury and Violence Prevention
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Immunization and Infectious Diseases
  • Physical Activity

A public hearing to solicit comments from interested persons on revisions to the state plan for the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. The hearing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, in the California Trails Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Suite 230, 1000 SW Jackson St., Topeka, Kansas.

FY2020 PHHSBG Proposed Work Plan