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Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG)

Date Time Location Notes
March 9, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr
Floor 28, Room 5
Oklahoma City, OK
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Presentation - Committee Meeting
Presentation - Healthy Aging Falls
Presentation - Sexual Violence Meeting
Fiscal Year 2021 PHHSBG Program Highlights
March 23, 2022 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma State Department of Health 
123 Robert S. Kerr 
Floor 28, Room 5 
Oklahoma City, OK

Special Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Presentation

May 25, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr
Floor 28, Room 1658
Oklahoma City, OK

Special Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Presentation

June 15, 2022 2:00 p.m. Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr
Floor 28, Room 6
Oklahoma City, OK
Public Notice and Special Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Work Plan - Final Draft
Presentation - Public Hearing
December 14, 2022 2:00 p.m. Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr
Floor 28, Room 5
Oklahoma City, OK
 

Date Time Location Notes
June 08, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Room 2 on Floor 28
123 Robert S. Kerr
Oklahoma City, OK
March 09, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
Agenda

What is the grant?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant allows the 50 states, the District of Columbia, 2 American Indian tribes, 5 US territories, and 3 freely associated states to address their own unique public health needs and challenges with innovative and community-driven methods.

The Block Grant is the primary source of non-categorical funding that provides grantees the latitude to fund any of the 350 national health objectives available in the nation’s Healthy People 2030 health improvement plan. States invest their PHHS Block Grant dollars in a variety of public health areas. PHHS Block Grant dollars are used to support existing programs, implement new programs, and respond to unexpected emergencies.

The Oklahoma State Health Department (OSDH) has been a recipient of Prevent Block funding since 1986. OSDH is designated as the principal state agency for the allocation and administration of the PHHSBG within the state of Oklahoma. The Fiscal Year 2022 Allocation for Oklahoma is $1,445,519.

PHHSBG Advisory Committee Members:

  • Chair – Danielle Durkee, Deputy Chief of Financial Services, OSDH  

  • Melissa Blanton, JD, Assistant Attorney General; Chief, Victim Services Unit, Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General 

  • Dr. David Gahn, MD, MPH, FACOG, Medical Director, Cherokee Nation Public Health 

  • Cara Gluck, MPH, Chief Public Health Strategist - Community Health Administration, OCCHD

  • Michael Peercy, MPH, MT(ASCP)H, Epidemiologist and IRB Administrator, Chickasaw Nation Department of Health 

  • Dr. Tracy Wendling, DrPH, Director of Injury Prevention Service, OSDH 

  • Floritta Pope, MSM, Director of Offices of Minority Health and Health Equity, OSDH 

  • Raffaella Espinoza, MPH, Analytics and Dissemination Administrative Program Manager in the Center for Health Statistics, OSDH 

  • Theodore Noel, CEO/President of Guiding Right, Inc 

  • Halley Reeves, MPH, MCP, Lecturer, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC 

How is it governed and what does it fund?

The PHHS Block Grant is governed by an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee was established per federal eligibility requirements to receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) PHHSBG. The Advisory Committee provides valuable input and recommendations, and advises on public health priorities. Through a competitive process the Committee and the OSDH selected the following projects to be funded through Fiscal Year 2022:

  • Advancing Health Equity and Strengthening Minority Health
  • Birth Partners
  • Certified Healthy Early Childhood Programs Consultation
  • Certified Healthy Communities
  • Child Passenger Safety Program
  • Congenital Syhpilis Identification Initiative
  • Drug Overdose Prevention Program
  • Fluoride Varnish Outreach Project
  • Healthy Aging and Falls Prevention Program
  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (1-ECMHC) Program Expansion
  • Northeastern Oklahoma CATCH Coordinated Health
  • OSDH Pediatric Audiology Program
  • Partner Inflicted Brain Injury
  • Prescription Monitoring Program Training and Education
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Surveillance

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG)
123 Robert S. Kerr. Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG)
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK