Public Input Needed on Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant

Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 10:30am

NASHVILLE – Tennesseans have an opportunity to share their thoughts on services and programs funded through the federal Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. A public hearing is set for June 23 at the Lentz Public Health Center in Nashville.

The Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant provides Tennessee and all 50 states with funding to address their unique public health needs in innovative and locally-defined ways. Grantees use these funds to respond rapidly to emerging health issues, fill gaps in programs that deal with leading causes of death and disability and support local efforts to achieve healthy communities. Strong emphasis is placed on adolescents, communities with little or poor health care services, and disadvantaged populations.

The Tennessee Department of Health Division of Family Health and Wellness is the designated state agency for administration of Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant funds. Programs and services supported by the grant include primary prevention and health promotion efforts, cancer preventive screenings, injury and violence prevention, tobacco use prevention, oral health, chronic disease prevention and management and poison control services.


WHAT:                  Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant public hearing


WHEN:                 Thursday, June 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Central time


WHERE:               Metro Public Health Department

                                Lentz Public Health Center

                                2500 Charlotte Avenue 

                                Nashville, Tennessee  37209