Thursday, January 30, 2014

UDOH Seeks Public Comment on Renewal of Federal Block Grant

Who/What: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is asking for public comment on the renewal of its federal Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant for federal fiscal year 2014, during a public hearing.

When:      Tuesday, February 4, 2014
         3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where:    Utah Department of Health, Cannon Health Building
        288 North 1460 West (Garside Dr.), Room 128
        Salt Lake City, UT  

WHY:  The Department is seeking public input on how $640,015 in grant funds could be spent in Utah to meet select federal Healthy People 2020 public health objectives.  

Currently, the block grant funds are used by the state and local health departments for preventive health services, including obesity prevention and injury prevention. A federally-mandated set-aside in the block grant funds rape crisis and prevention services.
Copies of the draft grant proposal summary will be available at the Utah Department of Health. A draft of the 2014 proposal summary is also available online at
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Direct written questions or comments to:

Heather Borski
Utah Department of Health, Division of Disease Control and Prevention
PO Box 142107
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2107 
phone: 801-538-9998

The final date for public comment is February 6, 2014.

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