Traditionally, the Department of Health has used this block grant funding to support government- and community-based programs focused on chronic diseases, primary care and access to health care.
According to the CDC, the funding is flexible so as to allow jurisdictions to design prevention and health promotion programs that will meet the needs of their residents. This includes using the block grant to leverage other funds and resources to yield a greater impact. That said, funded work must be aligned with the Healthy People 2010 national health goals.
Those interested in sharing their ideas about problems and solutions should register to testify by contacting Valerie Brown (202-442-9386 or valerie2 [DOT] brown [AT] dc [DOT] gov) by September 1 before 4:45 pm.