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Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant 

The Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) goals are to:

  • Achieve health equity and eliminate health disparities by impacting social determinants of health.
  • Decrease premature death and disabilities due to chronic diseases and injuries by focusing on the leading preventable risk factors.
  • Support local health programs, systems and policies to achieve healthy communities.
  • Provide opportunities to address emerging health issues and gaps.

PHHSBG programs build capacity statewide and at the local level to improve health through policy and systems changes, partnerships, resource sharing and implementation of proven evidence-based public health programs. Public health professionals provide training, technical assistance and data to support population-based health interventions to improve the health of all Ohioans. 
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is Ohio’s designated state agency for the allocation and administration of the PHHSBG in Ohio. Under federal guidelines, funds must be used for activities that help to achieve the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives set in Healthy People 2020. The PHHSBG targets emerging needs and fills voids in current public health funding for chronic disease and injury prevention. PHHSBG priorities are set using data on premature death, disability, health disparities, current resources and local needs.

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Contact Information
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-2144
FAX: (614) 644-7740


Last Reviewed 10/06/2014