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Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services > Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant


Program Description:

The PHHS block grant is used to support clinical services, preventive screening, laboratory support, outbreak control, workforce training, public education, data surveillance, and program evaluation targeting such health problems as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, emergency medical services, injury and violence prevention, infectious disease, environmental health, community fluoridation, and sex offenses. Because of the variance in the allowable uses of the funds, no two states allocate their block grant resources in the same way, and no two states provide similar amounts of funding to the same program or activities. A strong emphasis is being placed on adolescents, communities with little or poor health care services, and disadvantaged populations. The states depend on the block grant to support public health funding where no other adequate resources are available.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be under the age of 22 years, live in a community with little or no health care services, and characterize your financial situation as low income or very low income .





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.


Program Contact Information:

For more information please visit:


Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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