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Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

The Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant was authorized by Congress in 1981 (Public Law 97-35).

The PHHS Block Grant provides annual funding to 61 grantees (50 states, the District of Columbia, two American Indian Tribes, and eight U.S. Territories) from Congress. The program gives grantees flexibility to use funds to respond to current and emerging health issues.

The PHHS Block Grant is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Michigan, the program is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Division of Local Health Services (DLHS).

Learn more about the PHHS Block Grant on CDC’s website.

Examples of projects funded by Michigan’s PHHS Block Grant include interventions that increase local access to healthy foods, provide culturally appropriate diabetes health education in an urban American Indian community, support community efforts to reduce gun violence, and many other public health initiatives. All PHHS Block Grant initiatives align with CDC’s Healthy People 2030 objectives.

Michigan’s PHHS Block Grant also provides funds for projects that support cross-jurisdictional sharing initiatives across multiple local health departments, including shared programming, trainings, staff time, and other initiatives.