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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
FFY 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 - Coming Soon
Presentation

June 15, 2022 2:00 p.m. Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr
Floor 28, Room 6
Oklahoma City, OK
 
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.

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 selected the following projects to be funded through FFY 2021:

  • Advancing Health Equity and Strengthening Minority Health
  • Certified Healthy Community Technical Assistance
  • Child Passenger Safety Program
  • Cleveland County Community Birth Partners
  • Combating Heavy Advertisement of Tobacco (CHAT)
  • Comprehensive Quality Improvement Initiative
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Health Communications in Oklahoma
  • Human Resources Training
  • Older Adult Fall Prevention and Healthy Aging
  • Prescription Monitoring Program Training and Education
  • Statewide Condom Distribution
  • Unintentional Poisoning and Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention

Resources

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